South Dakota Project
South Dakota River Studies Completion and Public Information
April 2008 - June 2010
- South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Since 1990 there has been a continuing effort to survey stream fishes throughout South Dakota to collect baseline data on species distribution, abundance, and habitat association. This effort was recently bought to a conclusion with the publication of several comprehensive works that list fishes by watershed. The synthesis of data revealed several streams have not been surveyed recently or have only been sparsely surveyed. Previous federal aid funding has been used to develop a prototype web page that includes data from 26 sites on the Bad River. The goal of this study is to “tie up the loose ends” of the statewide study and assess the procedures for developing a rivers web page for information to the general public. Specific objectives are: 1) improve fish distribution data by conducting surveys in unsampled or sparsely sampled riverine habitats and public land, and 2) test the web page data entry protocols.