Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Technical Assistance Activities


Collage of photos including a mountain lion, a telemetry study, mallard ducks ad a sturgeon.

Coop Unit staff provide technical assistance to natural resource agencies on a variety of issues. The Unit works with the SDSU Agriculture Extension Office by helping produce technical materials on fish and wildlife issues in South Dakota. Unit staff also provide continuing education workshops to cooperators.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
meeting with SD Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project) - provided assistance with developing their landowner survey
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti May 2015
meeting with SD Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project)
S.D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2014
meeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project - assistance with developing their landowner survey
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti July 2015
meeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks fisheries staff (Summer Fisheries Meeting in Yankton) to talk about the up-coming economic study
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti July 2015
meeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks Western Regional Advisory Panel to talk about the up-coming landowner survey being conducted by SDGFP
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti July 2015
meeting with N.D Game & Fish staff (PPP-LCC project) - assistance with reviewing the first draft of their landowner survey
N. D. Game & Fish
Gigliotti July 2015
Worked with SDGFP staff to help design and launch their 2013 statewide angler survey.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2013
Worked to develop proposal ideas for watershed management in Lake Alvin, South Dakota; assisted with the EPA 319 proposal for a demonstration project that aims to reduce sediment loading into the reservoir by constructing settling ponds and an outflow control structure.
EPA
Chipps December 2006
Worked on a survey instrument for GFP related to Law Enforcement
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2014
Water quality assessment and bacterial bloom identification for Pickerel Lake, South Dakota
Pickerel Lake Association
Chipps July 2012
Was interviewed about watershed connectivity; the taped interview will be part of a public information video and education package.
Brookings Radio
Berry October 2006
Visited a road culvert site for Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the presence of Topeka shiners; none were found.
FEMA
Berry October 2008
Visited Mina Lake in northeastern South Dakota to document water quality characteristics.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps July 2009
Using Unit's Aquatic Gap analysis data showing rivers and predicted fish distribution on BLM lands in Montana.
BLM
Chipps, Berry November 2006
To U.S. Department of Justice: reviewed and commented on a federal litigation case involving a wetlands restoration plan; served as an expert witness in United States v. Cundiff.
Department of Justice
Chipps May 2004
The Unit?��s Master Station Bird Banding Permit (No. 09262) was renewed until September 30, 2007; wildlife bird banding studies are done at SDSU under this permit.
USGS SDCFWRU
Berry August 2005
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) portfolio of streams that are of priority conservation importance is published (www.nature.org/Minnesota). Several South Dakota streams are included. Research Associate Steve Wall attended several meetings with TNC and provided advice on streams with Topeka shiners.
TNC
Berry, Wall January 2005
The National Office of the Izaak Walton League asked about restoration of the James River and the Topeka shiner.
Izaak Walton League
Berry October 2002
Tested GFP's 2016 internet angler survey to make sure it was ready for implementation.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2016
Supplied stream fisheries information to HGR Engineering.
HGR Engineering
Berry September 2009
Supplied lists of fishes in streams that border BLM lands in western South Dakota.
SD BLM
Berry October 2006
Supplied information to USGS Aquatic Gap Office on Canadian programs and scientists that might benefit from sharing information about Aquatic Gap Analysis.
USGS Aquatic Gap Office
Berry June 2005
Supplied fish data.
EPA
Berry August 2007
Supplied data on fish species.
USDA
Berry August 2007
Supplied a synopsis of the James River fish studies since 1989, and all relevant reprints and theses to Eric Laux (402-221-7186), who is overseeing the EIS on the James River Restoration Program proposed by the James River WDD.
EIS
Berry November 2003
Summarized data analyzed from the SD Game, Fish and Parks statewide angler survey
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti May 2014
Students helped seine the kids fishing pond in preparation for the Trout Extravaganza put on by the Brookings Wildlife Federation .
BWF
Berry May 2004
Sixty yellow perch fin clips were collected for a perch genetic study being done by a Wisconsin student with the Wisconsin Co-op Unit.
WI Coop Unit
Berry June 2006
Served on CRU Awards committee
USGS Coop Units
Chipps January 2010
Served as team member for the upper basin Pallid Sturgeon workshop to develop and refine conceptual ecological models (CEMs) for larval pallid sturgeon.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Chipps July 2013
Served as Chair of special committee for AFS to evaluate student mentoring and leadship program
American Fisheries Society
Chipps March 2011
Seined the kids’ fishing pond in preparation for stocking 1,200 rainbow trout for Trout Extravaganza Weekend.
Brookings Wildlife Federation
Berry May 2009
Searched for and identified some human dimensions data on deer management needed by GFP for a presentation.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti July 2017
Sampled the EROS pond to document fish species composition and abundance.
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Science Center
Chipps, Greiner July 2009
S.D> Game, Fish & Parks staff (fisheries projects)
S.D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2015
S.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (fisheries projects)
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti April 2015
S.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (Fisheries projects)
S.D. Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2015
Reviewed/commented on South Dakotas Pallid Sturgeon Management Plan; also reviewed Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)/Game, Fish and Parks water quality data and provided input regarding elevated pH levels in regional lakes.
GFP
Chipps January 2006
Reviewed completion report and consultant findings for solar aeration pilot study on Lake Madison, South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
Chipps June 2013
Reviewed and agency report and provided advice for developing a manuscript and future research about young anglers.
South Daktoa Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2019
Reviewed a survey and provided advice for the Gregory County Prescribed Burn Association. The survey, about cedar control, was sent to landowners in Gregory County, SD
Gregory County Prescribed Burn Association
Gigliotti January 2012
Reviewed a request to extend the road culvert study being conducted by the University of Montana on Topeka shiner streams in the James River basin.
DOT Science Advisory Panel.
Berry September 2009
Reviewed a questionnaire, coordinated the implementation of a survey of South Dakota Non-Operator Landowners, analyzed the data and provided a data report.
South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts
Gigliotti March 2018
Reviewed a draft Spearing/Bow-fishing survey for GFP.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2012
Reviewed a deer hunter questionnaire for Jay Boulanger (University of North Dakota)
University of North Dakota
Gigliotti November 2015
Reviewed South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Statewide Strategic Plan Components document.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti June 2013
Reviewed South Dakota Game, Fish and Park's draft river otter plan.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2012
Reviewed Ph.D. dissertation by Mr. Muhammad Asif Riaz, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, entitled ?ǣStudies on the feasibility of raising Channa marulius with tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus by using different predator-prey stocking ratios in fertilized ponds.?ǥ
University of Faisalabad
Chipps December 2005
Reviewed DENR sampling guidelines for lake water quality parameters as part of their effort to develop a state-wide TMDL for mercury; added selenium, dissolved organic carbon, and dissolved inorganic carbon to the list of variables to be analyzed.
DENR
Chipps January 2008
Research Associate Steve Wall helped with formulating the Biological Opinion for best management practices for construction at road crossings over streams inhabited by Topeka shiners.
SD Fish and Wildlife
Berry February 2004
Research Associate Steve Wall attended the aquatic conservation planning meeting for the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion; Wall advised on distribution of fishes, especially the endangered Topeka shiner.
Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
Berry March 2004
Refined a draft questionnaire and study plan for the survey of public attitudes towards non-game fish management in the Black Hills for GFP.
South Daktoa Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti February 2017
Pulled together some spawning temperature data for West River warm and coolwater fishes.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Berry June 2009
Provided the Powder River Basin Resource Council with an update on a recently funded DENR/EPA project to evaluate atmospheric mercury deposition in South Dakota.
DENR and EPA
Chipps January 2008
Provided technical assistance to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks' biologists after an ethanol spill near Huron, South Dakota, resulted in a moderate fish kill.
GFP
Chipps May 2005
Provided technical assistance to Game, Fish and Parks' biologists after an ethanol spill near Huron, South Dakota, resulted in a moderate fish kill.
Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps May 2008
Provided technical assistance to Deputy Chief Kevin Whalen and Unit Leader Donna Parrish (Vermont Unit) on bioenergetics modeling related to a study on Atlantic salmon smolts.
USGS
Chipps May 2008
Provided technical assistance regarding factors affecting Hg accumulation in South Dakota fishes.
DENR
Chipps November 2006
Provided technical assistance on mercury contamination and fish mercury advisories to Civil Design INC. as part of a technical plan to divert water from Twin Lakes into Sinai Lake to reduce flooding along highway 81.
Civil Design INC.
Chipps June 2012
Provided technical and analytical assistance to Game, Fish and Parks in a study to evaluate productivity of small impoundments.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps April 2012
Provided some help analyzing data from GFP's Decoy-Only Hunting Unit
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (Contact: Cindy Longmire)
Gigliotti April 2012
Provided some data and results from the 2015 Statewide Angler Survey needed for a presentation
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department
Gigliotti October 2017
Provided project up-dates at Game, Fish and Parks Summer Fisheries Meeting.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti July 2013
Provided invertebrate data from the Rapid Creek study (Didymoshpenia) to University of Durham, UK, for use in a review paper in Hydrobiologia.
University of Durham
Chipps November 2008
Provided instructions and 500 test strips to detect whether jars of fish specimens contain formalin or alcohol to faculty and students to ?save their sense of smell.?
Brookings High School
Berry August 2008
Provided input on avian species considered under the South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan Revision. Suggested and justified new species to include, advised on retention of currently-listed species.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Stafford December 2011
Provided information to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources about the possibility of skipjack herring (Alosa chrysochloris).
Iowa DNR
Berry June 2008
Provided information to Carol Aron (Game, Fish and Parks) on the effects of dams on tributaries to the Missouri River.
GFP
Berry January 2006
Provided information to Blue Dog State fish hatchery on algae control approaches for managing fish rearing ponds
SD Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps January 2012
Provided information on water level changes in northeastern South Dakota lakes from work being conducted by Ph.D. student Trevor Selch.
Nature Conservancy
Chipps October 2006
Provided information on walleye feeding rates in Missouri River impoundments
S. D Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Chipps July 2011
Provided information on the Topeka shiner for an impact assessment related to extending the Brookings, South Dakota, airport runway over Six-Mile Creek.
Graham Environmental Services
Berry May 2009
Provided information on national professional organizations and advocacy groups for natural history museums and collections.
South Dakota State University Natural History Collections Coalition
Berry January 2010
Provided information on American eels in the Missouri River to Biologist Scott Larson (ES-Pierre).
ES
Berry June 2005
Provided fresh mercury data to SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources from studies conducted in 2007 and 2008.
SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Chipps March 2012
Provided fish mercury information to Department of Environment and Natural Resources staff.
SD DENR
Chipps November 2008
Provided data to Boyd Schultz, Brookings Private Lands Office, because new locations for Topeka shiners were needed to update the Private Lands Activities Plan.
Brookings Private Lands Office
Berry June 2005
Provided data and site information to G. Braughton, who was sampling NAQUA sites in South Dakota.
USGS Wyoming Water Office
Berry July 2009
Provided assistance/advice on surveying deer hunters
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2011
Provided assistance with developing a sampling scheme for using email and a web-based survey platform to conduct statewide angler surveys for SDGFP
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2018
Provided assistance to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks related to conducting a survey of prairie dog shooters in South Dakota. Developed the survey and explained how to implement the survey.
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2012
Provided assistance to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks on how to set-up the data from their 2011 goose hunting unit to be entered into the computer.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2012
Provided assistance to Mark Fencel & Chris Longhenry (SDGFP) in Chamberlain to help design their economic study (field data collection)
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti October 2015
Provided assistance to Jake Davis & Greg Simpson (SDGFP) in Rapid City to help design their economic study (field data collection).
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department
Gigliotti October 2015
Provided assistance to Dave Lucchesi & Todd St. Sauver (SDGFP) in Sioux Falls to help design their economic study (field data collection)
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department
Gigliotti October 2015
Provided assistance to Arizona Game and Fish (Loren Chase) in reviewing a human dimensions project (survey design and review of questionnaire)
Arizona Game and Fish
Gigliotti August 2015
Provided assistance for Peter Fritzell (IA DNR) in reviewing their survey questions for a landowner survey (survey design and review of questionnaire)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Gigliotti, Sweikert January 2016
Provided assistance for Kevin Kading (ND Game & Fish) in reviewing their survey questions for a landowner survey (survey design and review of questionnaire).
North Daktoa Game & Fish Department
Gigliotti, Sweikert October 2015
Provided assistance for Idaho Game and Fish (Michele Beucler) related to survey procedures and possible future research projects
Idahoa Game and Fish
Gigliotti August 2015
Provided an overview and orientation to Cindy Longmire related to the human dimensions position at Game, Fish, and Parks (my old position with the agency). GFP requested that I provide this assistance.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (Contact: Cindy Longmire)
Gigliotti April 2012
Provided advice related to planning, and reviewed a planning document for Dave Lucchesi
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2012
Provided advice related to doing surveys in South Dakota.
John Loomis, CSU
Gigliotti July 2012
Provided advice related to developing surveys.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti June 2012
Provided advice on developing a survey using SurveyMonkey to Eileen Dowd-Stukel.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2012
Provided a review of an angler survey (developed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) for Jerry Wilhite (Western Area Power Administration, Lakewood, CO).
Western Area Power Administration
Gigliotti January 2012
Provided a presentation on human dimensions for the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC.
Plains and Prairie Pothole LCC
Gigliotti August 2013
Provided U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Garrison Hatchery, with a list of fishes by river basin to help fill out a stocking report relating to native and exotic and introduced fishes.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Berry November 2008
Provided SDGFP with survey templates (Internet and paper) and advice for conducting the annual mountain lion hunter surveys.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti March 2012
Provided GFP (Geno Adams) with additional data analyses of their 2015 statewide angler survey (5 hours).
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department
Gigliotti September 2016
Provided GFP (Cindy Longmire) with assistance in providing information requested from the public about waterfowl hunting in South Dakota (3 hours).
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti September 2016
Provided DENR with fish lists for river basins and attended briefing on proposed changes in stream and lake designated uses.
DENR
Berry September 2008
Provided 1st-year Progress Reports on GFP's Angler Survey Project
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2012
Processed and analyzed water quality data for Angostura Reservoir
S. D. Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps June 2011
Presented to City Council of Mitchell SD on Lake Mitchell alum treatment at annual Winter Fisheries Meeting, Pierre, South Dakota.
City of Michell SD
Chipps February 2003
Peer-Reviewer
American Fisheries Society, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Chipps December 2011
Participation in Summer Fisheries Staff Meeting, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
GFP
Chipps, Selch, Fincel July 2007
Participated in ecosytem review meeting sponsored by GFP. Developed management strategies for managment and research in glacial lakes
GFP
Chipps February 2011
Participated in Missouri River research meeting to explore effects of water level fluctuations on the walleye fishery in Lake Oahe. Provided technical advice/overview on long-term trends in the walleye fishery and prey resources in Lake Oahe.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps February 2013
Organized invertebrate identification workshop for regional fisheries biologists in North and South Dakota.
Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society
Chipps February 2011
ND Game & Fish staff (discuss possible ideas for future projects)
N. D. Game and Fish
Gigliotti April 2015
Met with staff to discuss small impoundment research and toxicology testing for developing urban fisheries in eastern South Dakota.
GFP
Chipps August 2008
Met with staff to discuss data needs/availability for the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Program.
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Chipps, Berry August 2009
Met with researchers to discuss didymo sampling in the Black Hills.
University of Wisconsin
Chipps, James January 2009
Met with personnel from South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and parks to discuss a possible evaluation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program under the State Wildlife Grants program
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Stafford December 2011
Met with former Unit student Jeremy Duehr, who is now employed by Westwood Professional Services. The firm is working for the James River Water Development District; provided background literature, suggested several people for nomination to a Technical Committee; conferred with COE Project Leader E. Laux.
Westwood Professional Services
Berry December 2005
Met with fisheries staff in Pierre to discuss needs to economic angler date.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2013
Met with cooperators to discuss lake sturgeon research in Voyageurs National Park.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Chipps, Shaw August 2009
Met with Water Division staff from Rapid City and Huron to discuss chemical and biological monitoring of Big Sioux River water for endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Rapid City & Huron Water Division Staff
Berry August 2005
Met with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to discuss water quality analyses in Rapid Creek, South Dakota, as part of the effort to document effects of nutrient enhancement on Didymo biomass.
SD GFP
Chipps, James October 2008
Met with South Dakota Department of Transportation in Pierre to evaluate three proposals for Topeka shiner research ($120,000 for two years).
SD DOT
Berry October 2006
Met with SDSU Department Chair (Dave Willis) and Dick Emrick (SD Wildlife Heritage Initiative) to talk about some of my past human dimensions research and to provide advice about some projects that Dick was interested in doing.
Dick Emrick (SD Wildlife Heritage Initiative)
Gigliotti January 2012
Met with SDGFP (Eileen Dowd-Stukel and others) to discuss how to get feedback on GFP's Wildlife Action Plan and discuss progress on results from their survey.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2012
Met with S.D. Game, Fish and Parks staff to help design their 2014 statewide angler survey (John Lott, Geno Adams, Cynthia Longmire, and Will Sayler).
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti October 2013
Met with John Cooper to discuss doing a needs assessment for South Dakota in relation to considerations of creating a dedicated source of conservation funding.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission
Gigliotti February 2013
Met with GFP to talk about progress and further steps needed for the revision of the GFP's Wildlife Action Plan
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2012
Met with GFP staff to discuss possible human dimensions projects.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2013
Met with GFP concerning evaluation of uban fishing projects
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2012
Met with Dr. Robert Pillsbury, University of Wisconsin aquatic plant ecologist, to coordinate research in Rapid Creek.
GFP
Chipps November 2007
Met with Dr. Delvin DeBoer, South Dakota State University Environmental Engineering Department, as part of a collaborative effort to develop a strategy for screening potential toxicants (water quality and fish flesh) from developing urban fisheries in eastern South Dakota.
SDSU
Chipps September 2008
Met with Biologists Mike Barnes and Craig Soupir to discuss thiamine isotope studies on Lake Oahe.
GFP
Chipps June 2004
Meeting with various agency staff at the Pathways to Success Conference in Estes Park (PPP-LCC project)
MN DNR: MT Game & Fish: SD Game, Fish & ParksFP
Gigliotti October 2014
Meeting with SDGFP to discuss possible research. Resulted in delivery of a pre-proposal:"Evaluation of hunter use and landowner opinions of the James River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in SD.
South Dakota Game Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2012
Meeting with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to provide assistance with developing their survey (PPP-LCC project)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Gigliotti August 2015
Meeting with Iowa Department of Natural Resources to provide assistance with developing their survey (PPP-LCC project)
Ioaw Deaprtment of Natural Resources
Gigliotti August 2015
Meeting with GFP concerning a possible human dimensions project to catalog all the work that I had done for GFP (Cindy Longmire)
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti May 2012
Meeting with GFP concerning a possible human dimensions project regarding law enforcement (Emmett Keyser)
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti May 2012
Meet with the Iowa DNR staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Gigliotti June 2014
Meet with SD GFP wildlife staff to review research needs
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti May 2014
Meet with SD GFP staff to discuss progress on a survey research project
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2014
Meet with SD GFP staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti August 2014
Meet with SD GFP fisheries staff to review research needs
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti June 2014
Meet with SD GFP fisheries staff to review and discuss possible research opportunities
South Daktoa Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti July 2014
Meet with SD GFP fisheries staff to discuss possible research to measure economic impact and value of small impoundment fisheries in South Dakota
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti September 2014
Meet with North Daktoa GAme and Fish staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project
North Dakota Game & Fish
Gigliotti August 2014
Meet with Minnesota DNR to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole -LCC project
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Gigliotti September 2014
Meet with MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Gigliotti September 2014
Manuscript Review (Management-relevant angler characterization: species and water body preferences among New York's anglers).
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Gigliotti January 2012
Ken Sullivan, Missouri Department of Conservation, requested information on catfish populations; sent unpublished age and growth data on the flatheads and channel cats in the James and Big Sioux Rivers.
MIssouri Dept. of Conservation
Berry July 2004
Implemented GFP's 2016 internet angler survey on the SurveyMonkey platform.
South Daktoa Game,Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2016
Identified snails (Physidae) that are clogging water inflow structures at Watertown City water treatment plant
City of Watertown SD
Chipps January 2003
Identified rusty crayfish collected from the Big Sioux river for Game, Fish and Parks. This was the first reported occurrence of rusty crayfish in South Dakota
GFP
Chipps September 2011
I helped implement and analyze an internet survey measuring stress levels of South Dakota agricultural producers.
South Dakota Soil Health Coalition
Gigliotti November 2019
Hosted staff from the COE Omaha district, who met to discuss research progress and needs for juvenile pallid sturgeon. GRAs presented overviews of research projects.
Corps of Engineers
Chipps October 2009
Helped the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (Connie Vicuna, Huron) estimate the screen mesh size needed to protect Topeka shiners from being entrained in irrigation pumps and other water withdraw sites and presented a project status report.
NRCS
Berry November 2004
Helped synthesize and prioritize research needs for pallid sturgeon.
USCOE
Chipps August 2007
Helped South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with anaylsis of a Private Lands Survey
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti January 2014
Helped South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks staff recruit college students for a workshop on hunting.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti September 2019
Helped Sayre Associates with listing rare species near Garretson, South Dakota, where the sewer system is being expanded.
Sayre Associates
Berry November 2007
Helped SD Game, Fish and Parks conduct a workshop for college students interested in learning about hunting.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti October 2019
Helped National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Biologist Jim Finnigan plan a floodplain dugout with respect to lessening chances for the dugout to become a sink for Topeka shiners.
NRCS
Berry May 2004
Helped GFP launch their Internet statewide angler survey
South Daktoa State Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti January 2014
Helped E. Laux (Omaha) find literature on the benefits to riparian zones to stream water quality to calculate benefits in the upper Big Sioux River watershed.
E. Laux (Omaha)
Berry July 2004
Fisheries research planning session.
USGS SDCFWRU
Chipps, Berry June 2008
Evaluation and restoration of brown trout habitat in Gary Creek, SD. Conducted in-stream habitat and fish surveys, identified limiting habitat conditions, developed a habitat improvement plan.
Trout Unlimited - Dakota Chapter
Chipps September 2016
Evaluated results from a pilot study to reduce algal blooms on Lake Madison using solar-powered wind turbines.
Lake Madison Lake Association
Chipps November 2012
Drafted a questionnaire for studying public attitudes towards non-game fish management in the Black Hills.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2016
Drafted a questionnaire for identifying/measuring factors important for having a "quality" waterfowl hunting experience.
South Daktoa Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2016
Did a literature search for information about state wildlife commissions.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks / Tom Kirschenmann
Gigliotti May 2019
Developed sampling protocols and coordination plans for collecting lake trout and northern pike from Pactola Reservoir with staff from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps June 2012
Developed a white-paper summary of human dimensions work on mountain lion management in SD from 2002-2012
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2013
Developed a survey instrument for collecting information about prairie dog shooting activity in South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2011
Developed GFP's 2016 internet angler survey (produced 10 internet surveys one for each of GFP's 10 fishing licenses)
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti December 2016
Data on Missouri River fishes was requested as being critical to a National Science Foundation grant proposal to study fish diseases in the National Recreational River segments.
Missouri River
Berry January 2003
Coordination of the South Dakota presentation at the upcoming Topeka Shiner Workshop. Five-Year Review.
Topeka Shiner Workshop
Berry May 2007
Coordinated the state management plan for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) with Game, Fish and Parks.
GFP
Chipps June 2007
Coordinated isotope samples/analysis for a Black Hills trout project being led by Jack Erickson - Game, Fish and Parks.
GFP
Chipps October 2003
Consulted with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Personnel, Kulm District, regarding research project design.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Stafford September 2012
Conducted a SWOT Analysis for the NRLE (Natural Resource Law Enforcement) Advisory Board (multi-state/agency and Federal agency personnel that provides guidance for developing the Law Enforcement curriculum for the NRLE program at SD State University,
NRLE (Natural Resource Law Enforcement) Advisory Board
Gigliotti May 2019
Compiled comments from the 2016 internet angler survey in a document for GFP.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti February 2017
Commented on proposed alternatives for improving water quality in Lake Mitchell; provided technical advice on external versus internal nutrient loading.
City of Mitchell, SD
Chipps February 2006
Collected fish for the Flandreau Tribe to submit for contaminant analysis; showed how to sex fish to investigate the possible effects of gender bending chemicals.
Flandreau Indian Tribe
Berry June 2007
Checked the World Conservation Union (IUCN?s Red List Index for accurate information on the Topeka shiner.
World Conservation Union
Berry January 2008
Attending a meeting to develop/refine a questionnaire and plan for the survey to measure SD resident opinions about native fish management in the Black Hills
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti March 2017
Attended a meeting in Huron, SD with GFP staff to make plans for a study of factors important for a "quality" waterfowl hunting experience.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti January 2017
Attended South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Fall Wildlife Staff Meeting.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Stafford September 2012
Attended South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Fall Wildlife Staff Meeting.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Stafford September 2011
Attended GFP's Summer Fisheries Meeting and provided talks on conducting angler surveys and an up-date (progress report) on the current human dimensions project (Evaluation of Using the Internet to Collect Annual Angler Information.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti August 2012
Assisted with experimental design, data collection, analysis, and report writing for a study entitled "Effects of seasonal hypoxia on macroinvertebrate communities in a small reservoir"
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps May 2009
Assisted fisheries staff with annual sampling on Lake Alvin, South Dakota.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps June 2009
Assisted US Fish and Wildlife Service with wetland tiling study and new research work order to SDCFWRU
USFWS
Chipps October 2011
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with their Eastern region fisheries strategic plan.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
Chipps June 2013
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with technical information and methods concerning limnology; value of alum to control water quality; links between invertebrates and fish.
GFP
Chipps May 2005
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with sampling and water quality analysis for Lake Alvin, SD
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Chipps October 2011
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with project management and sampling design for lake trout assessment in Pactola reservoir.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps July 2012
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with creel survey study to evaluate factors affecting angler satisfaction in urban fishing ponds
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
Chipps May 2013
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with 5 year ecosystem planning efforts.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps January 2012
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery) determine water quality standards for walleye rearing ponds. Developed a monthly sampling protocol for quantifying nutrient concentration and invertebrate densities for extensive pond rearing.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
Chipps February 2013
Assisted South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks with research planning for Pactola Reservoir and recent establishment of non-native, northern pike populations.
Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps November 2011
Assisted SDGFP personnel with analytical questions.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Stafford September 2012
Assisted SD Game, Fish and Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with East River Ecosystem watershed planning for South Dakota.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps February 2012
Assisted Pickerel Lake Association with identification and description of bacterial blooms in Pickerel Lake, South Dakota.
Pickerel Lake Association and South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Chipps June 2012
Assisted National Park Service with lake sturgeon telemetry study and data acquisition for Namakan reservoir
National Park Service
Chipps October 2011
Assisted Game, Fish and Parks' staff with analysis of total phosphorus from water samples collected at Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery.
Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps May 2008
Assisted GFP staff with sampling efforts on Lake Alvin. A long-term data set on water quality and secondary productivity is being developed for Lake Alvin to evaluate the effects of future settling ponds and water level fluctuations.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Chipps September 2010
Assisted Dr. James Stone (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology) and DENR in developing a proposal to quantify patterns of atmospheric mercury deposition in South Dakota.
DENR
Chipps November 2007
Assistance with public involvement project for the South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks (Eileen Dowd-Stukel)
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Gigliotti November 2012
Analyzed some date from GFP's Decoy-Only Hunting Unit and provided date for their Executive Summary Report.
South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks
Gigliotti March 2012
Analyzed data from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks statewide angler survey
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti March 2014
Analyzed data from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks statewide angler survey
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti April 2014
Analyzed angler data from the GFP's statewide angler survey
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Gigliotti February 2014
Advised the Corps of Engineers and other attendees at the multi-agency meeting on the upper Big Sioux River flood control projects about fishery values of the upper basin, including the status of the Topeka shiner.
Army Corps of Engineers
Berry June 2004
Advised Dr. Jim Wilson (Ag Extension Specialist) about fathead minnows as biological control agent for mosquito populations in South Dakota.
South Dakota State University
Chipps April 2004
Advised Brookings Children's Museum staff concerning themes for aquatic exhibits that might be included in the new museum.
Brookings Children's Museum
Berry November 2008
A major road in Sioux Falls, crossing the Big Sioux River, will be rebuilt and the Corps of Engineers needed information on fish in the river, especially the Topeka shiner.
Army Corps of Engineers
Berry February 2003
A WAFWA Lion Working Group has been formed to revisit and update the 2011 Managing Cougars in North America. I was lead author for the chapter titled Human Dimensions of Cougar Management: Public Attitudes and Values and will be taking the lead role to up-date this chapter in the book.
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA)
Gigliotti May 2018
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Year of Science Discussion Leader Berry February 2009 February 2009
Search Committee Chair, Assistant Professor-Fisheries Science - Led the search committee in a search for a new Faculty member (Fisheries Science) at SDSU Chipps January 2020 July 2020
Search Committee Chair for the new fisheries faculty position. Chipps December 2007 April 2008
Member, Water Resources Institute Steering Committee Berry September 2008 October 2008
Member, Space Utilization Committee Berry October 2008 October 2008
Member, Search Committee for new Department Head, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Chipps June 2007 November 2007
Member, Pallid sturgeon workgroup. Chipps November 2005 November 2005
Member, Department Curriculum Overview Committee Chipps June 2009 June 2009
Member, Committee on Undergraduate Research and Writing Berry September 2008 Present
Graduate Curriculum committee Chipps January 2016 May 2016
Environmental Science and Biology Seminar committee Chipps January 2009 July 2011
Director, Year of Science Activitiy Berry June 2007 Present
Department Representative, Library Committee Chipps June 2000 January 2011
Committee Member, University Committee Berry February 2009 February 2009
Committee Member, Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Berry April 2009 April 2009
Chair, Space and Use Committee Chipps July 2009 Present
Chair, Fiscus speaker award Chipps September 2004 September 2005
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Special Committee, American Fisheries Society Chipps February 2011 April 2011
Mentor, Mentor, 2+2+2 Native American Internship Program Berry September 1990 September 2000
Member, Western Pilot EMAP Steering Committee Berry September 2001 January 2002
Member, Technical Advisory Committee Berry March 2006 Present
Member, Steering Committee Berry February 2008 Present
Member, South Dakota Academy of Science Steering Committee Chipps April 2007 April 2007
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Berry June 2006 June 2006
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Chipps February 2008 February 2008
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Berry August 2007 August 2007
Member, Program Committee, 2004 National EMAP Symposium, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Chipps November 2003 May 2004
Member, James River Watershed Development Berry October 2001 September 2002
Member, Game, Fish and Parks Berry June 2004 June 2005
Member, Freezer Crew, Management of Freezer Material Berry June 2002 July 2002
Member, Advisory Board Berry September 2007 Present
Leader, Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science Berry October 2007 Present
Independent Science Advisory Panel, Missouri River Recovery Program Chipps August 2020 August 2023
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
With students, removed 125 trout from the kids' fishing pond; fish were leftovers after kids' fishing weekend, handicapped fishing events, and other fishing activities at the pond in June. Berry June 2006
Web article on fish mercury concentrations in South Dakota Chipps June 2011
Web article on Landsat Science about research examines elevated mercury levels in Prairie lakes with LandSat Chipps October 2012
Wall Street Journal interview about trophy catfishing. Berry May 2002
W. Franzin (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) requested information on the Frenchman River, which is part of the Unit's Aquatic Gap Analysis Project. Alberta Biologist M. Sullivan requested information on the effects of landscape change on prairie stream fishes. Berry September 2003
Upper Missouri River Aquatic Gap Analysis Project Newsletter. An eight page newsletter to biologists in the Upper Missouri Basin. Berry May 2003
Topeka shiner distribution in the area of a proposed hog confinement industry was provided to a future neighbor to the hog shed. Berry September 2007
Took the Boy Scouts sampling to explain how biologists get information needed to make regulations. Berry September 2007
The Unit staff announced the availability of a webinar on adaptive management. USGS and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are offering a free short course designed to expose scientists and managers to the basic components and process of adaptive management. Berry, Chipps April 2010
The Nature Conservancy helped us a lot with models and methods for Gap analysis and now they are using our data to determine the best locations for future land purchases. Berry December 2002
Tested the efficace of using underwater lights and sound to stop rainbow smelt from being entrained through the Oahe dam. Chipps January 2005
Supplied a list to Game, Fish and Parks (C. Soupir) of fishes that are in streams that will be crossed by a gas pipeline from Canada. Berry February 2006
Summer 2009 edition of STATE [98(2):10-11] featured an article on studies of didymo, the diatom covering the rocks of some Black Hills streams. Chipps June 2009
South Dakota?s Water Estate. Quality on Tap, Magazine of the Kingbrook Rural Water System, 3(4):8-9. Berry March 2008
South Dakota Fish Book full of History. American Fisheries Society Fish History Section Newsletter, Spring Issue ? May 2008:5-6. Berry April 2008
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources(SDDENR) wanted Cheyenne River fish list for contaminant issue. Berry April 2002
Served on the organizing committee for the South Dakota Water Conference, co-presented a luncheon talk with Dr. Katie Bertrand, and hosted a display table for Year of Science. Berry November 2009
SDSU researchers examine how land use changes affect lakes, streams; Tri-State Neighbor Chipps January 2016
Reviewed the Unit?s stream fish databases with Department of Environment and Natural Resources staff. Berry November 2008
Raw data on fish habitat associations of five species of the Missouri River fishes was requested (R Courtney, Fisheries and Oceans Canada) for use in a workshop on suitability curves; a Canadian hydropeaking site has zero flows at times, government is asking for 75 m3/s. Missouri River data was collected during the Benthic Fishes Study that Fisheries and Oceans thinks may be helpful in their situation. Berry October 2005
Provided water quality data from Angostura Reservoir to South Dakota State University's Water Resource Institute and South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Chipps May 2003
Provided information to Andy Mitzel (COE Regulatory Office) concerning a dam to be built on a Vermillion River tributary; owner plans to stock largemouth bass; Berry's records show bass present since 1950s, but always rare. Berry August 2005
Provided information on Louella Cable for a project on the role of women in conservation. Berry August 2008
Provided fish survey data for the Cheyenne River to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. Berry October 2008
Provided fish inventory data for the lower Big Sioux River to Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Berry October 2008
Provided data on fish mercury concentrations sampled from South Dakota lakes from 2000-present to Ethel Austin Martin Program on the National Children Study. Chipps January 2008
Provided an overview of fish mercury sampling and factors influencing mercury contamination in walleyes Chipps January 2008
Provided University of South Dakota with information on catching brook sticklebacks and predicted their presence in a Vermillion lake tributary using fish distribution maps. Berry April 2007
Provided REMAP plant data to U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's upper Missouri River EMAP team. Chipps August 2003
Provided Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe data on mercury in Big Sioux River fishes. Chipps March 2007
Presented luncheon talk to the Kiwanis; subject was Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Berry June 2004
Presented luncheon talk to the Brookings Wildlife Federation; subject was Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Berry June 2004
Presented data on Topeka biology and distribution to Watertown leaders and tribes (Sisseton, Flandreau) in a meeting about the proposed dry dam on the Big Sioux River . Berry May 2003
Presented an overview of the Unit program to the Board of Directors, East Dakota Water Development District; emphasized Big Sioux River Basin research. Berry December 2005
Presented an invited seminar on Didmosphenia research at the winter meeting of the Black Hills Fly Anglers (BHFA) in Rapid City, South Dakota. Chipps December 2009
Presented a talk on a new book titled History of Fisheries and Fishing in South Dakota. Berry March 2008
Presented a half-hour overview of rivers studies to Game, Fish and Parks staff at the Summer Fisheries Staff Meeting, Fort Pierre. Berry August 2003
Presented a half-day field experience for youth and their parents that emphasized the process of applied fisheries science and monitoring. Berry August 2008
Presented a Webinar entitled “Modeling mercury accumulation in fishes using bioenergetics models.” Chipps August 2009
Overview of the book titled History of Fisheries and Fishing in South Dakota presented at the weekly meeting of the Golden Kiwanis Club, Brookings. Berry July 2008
Organized a one day symposium on “Fisheries Science in the Year of Science, 2009.” Berry September 2009
Organized a one day symposium at the annual AFS meeting entitled “Fisheries Education in the 21st Century: Accommodating Change.” Chipps September 2009
On an East Dakota Water Development District watershed education video describing the meaning of a watershed. Berry February 2007
North Dakota Department of Health requested IBI information on South Dakota streams. Berry December 2001
Newspaper article on Coop Unit Research and Dr. Higgins' 40-year Service pin with photo. Berry July 2005
Newspaper article in Sioux Falls Argus Leader about rare fish and streams. Berry July 2001
Newspaper article about rising water levels and mercury concentration in South Dakota fishes Gillete News Record Chipps June 2011
New project will aim to help trout in Spearfish Creek; Rapid City Journal Chipps June 2016
Nature Serve asked for information on Minnesota river fishes. Berry February 2002
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) used Topeka shiner location data and habitat associations. Berry May 2002
Multi-agency planning Topeka shiner conservation plan requested data and opinions about conservation and management. Berry June 2002
Led a field trip for parents and students attending summer classes sponsored by this unique science learning center in Brookings, South Dakota. Berry July 2009
Lead a group of eight scouts in fish anatomy, dissection, and filleting. Berry October 2007
Lake restoration at Lake Alvin included pre-drawdown sampling to determine biological baseline conditions. Chipps October 2005
Invited keynote address, Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, South Dakota. Berry October 2008
Inventoried fish in the Kids Fishing Pond and helped with a two-day Trout Extravaganza in Brookings, South Dakota. Berry May 2005
Interviewed three times by Ben Shouse (reporter, Argus Leader). Berry November 2003
Interviewed on Topeka shiners for a front page article in the Argus Leader. Berry December 2002
Interviewed by reporter Paul Guggenheimer on South Dakota Public Broadcasting Service radio (Dakota Mid Day) about the fish mercury study. Chipps June 2009
Interviewed by Mark Watson, Black Hills Pioneer about Study lowers fish numbers to improve growth rate in Spearfish Creek; 'Is trout removal from creek helping population?' Chipps August 2017
Interviewed by J. Skene, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, concerning South Dakota’s Year of Science program. The interview will be released on the Year of Science web site. Berry January 2010
Interviewed by AZO CleanTech about existing data could help track changes in characteristics of quality of surface waters Chipps November 2016
Interviewed about fishing for trophy catfish in the Big Sioux River; Berry and students recently assessed the catfish population in the Jim and Big Sioux rivers. Berry January 2005
Interview with the Argus Leader on cat fishing. Pictured in the Brookings Register with students removing trout from the kids fishing pond in Brookings. Berry June 2003
Interview about fish management. Berry April 2002
Interview about Missouri River issues. Berry April 2002
How land use change affects water quality, aquatic live; Science Daily Chipps November 2016
Hosted a mini-workshop on fish identification for DOT Biologists Ruth Powell and Ryan Hubert. Berry, Borgstrom November 2009
Hosted Dr. Daniel Soluk from the University of South Dakota, who presented a seminar for the Ecology and Environmental Biology seminar series titled, “Predators that help their prey and acquiring dry uplands to conserve wetlands: the broader benefits of endangered species research for conserving wetland ecosystems.” Berry, Chipps September 2009
Hibernating Muskies: do muskies really sleep all winter? Muskies Magazine, April (2007):32-33. Chipps April 2007
Helped the local Cub Scout Pack (Pack 4) earn their Wildlife Conservation Award by hosting a workshop on endangered species at South Dakota State University. Chipps April 2008
Helped teach Cub Scouts about fishing and water safety. Chipps, James, Borgstrom, Meyer, Hayer September 2009
Helped organize Natural Resources Day to promote/catalogue species diversity on South Dakota public lands. Chipps June 2003
Guidelines for creating and restoring wetlands. Berry February 2001
Gave a tour of the Department and discussed career options in fisheries/wildlife for high school seniors. Chipps January 2005
GIS coverages of Topeka shiner distribution were requested by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)-Huron to help with their conservation planning. The Coop Unit had placed the 56 maps on a CD to meet such requests. Berry January 2003
Five minute segments on Agriculture Today about river education at South Dakota State University. Berry September 2001
Fisheries research on mercury issues was featured on the South Dakota State University website http://www.sdstate.edu/news/articles/mercury.cfm. Chipps June 2009
Fish pond preparation and stocking for kids fishing. Berry May 2002
Fish and Wildlife Service used Topeka shiner locations for critical habitat designations. Berry January 2002
First Impressions - article for Winter 2011, Vol. 70, No. 1 issue of Natural Resource Management Newsletter, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University Stafford January 2012
Featured in a newspaper article about the Year of Science in the Brookings Register. Berry March 2009
Fall-migrating mallards: research documents movements and stopover in the LaGrange Pool of the Illinois River. Outdoor Illinois. Stafford November 2011
Do-Wah-Didymo; South Dakota Conservation Digest Chipps March 2015
Didymo; Invasive Species Action Network (ISAN) Chipps January 2014
Developed a series of brochures outlining research projects and services of the USGS South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (SDCFWRU). Brochures include: wildlife and fisheries research in South Dakota, estimating trophic position of Lake Oahe walleyes, development of wetland biomonitoring criteria, the role of iron availability on trophic status of Black Hills reservoirs. Chipps June 2002
Coordinated with Game, Fish and Parks staff to provide stocking/angling data for South Dakota muskies/tiger muskies for an upcoming publication of Muskies magazine. Chipps November 2008
By reporter Larry O'Hanlon on the BBC about the brown snot taking over the world’s rivers Chipps September 2014
Briefed the Commissioners on the working relationship between Game, Fish and Parks and U. S. Geological Survey in support of the Coop Unit at the monthly Commission Meeting held in Brookings, South Dakota. Berry August 2003
Briefed faculty on copyright issues. Berry August 2008
Briefed biologists from the two agencies on the results of the Topeka shiner studies and discussed relevance to current agency programs and policies in Huron, South Dakota. Berry January 2006
Berry, C. R. 2009. Year of Science in Review. South Dakota Wildlife Federation Out of Doors 49(12):1,3. Berry December 2009
Berry, C. R. 2009. Fish and Wildlife Science on the Hot Seat. Out of Doors 49(2):4,6. Berry February 2009
Berry, C. 2009. Welcome to the Year of Science. Water Resources Institute Water News 5(1):1-3. Berry January 2009
Berry, C. 2009. Making Sense of Science Stories. South Dakota Wildlife Federation, Out of Doors 49(6):1, 7. Berry July 2009
Berry, C. 2009. From Science to Fishing Technology. South Dakota Out of Doors 49(6):4,6. Berry June 2009
Berry, C. 2009. Four misconceptions about science. Out of Doors, the newsletter of the South Dakota Wildlife Federation 49(9):3,6. Berry September 2009
Berry, C. 2009. Five Steps for Citizen Scientists. South Dakota Wildlife Federation Out-of-Doors 49(11):1,3. Berry November 2009
Berry, C. 2009. Energy development meets fish and wildlife science. Out of Doors 49(4):4/6. Berry April 2009
Attended the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) fisheries staff meeting in Rapid City. Visited field sites with GFP staff to select sampling locations for a new project investigating Didymoshpenia geminata in the Black Hills. Chipps March 2008
Assisted with 2009 Water Festival activities; discussed the fish and wildlife resources of South Dakota to area 4th graders. Chipps May 2009
Assisted with Big Sioux Water Development District's 2009 Water Festival activities. Berry, Borgstrom, Chipps May 2009
Assisted Brookings middle school with Aquatics Field day. Set up water quality station and demonstrated fish and invertebrate samplling techniques to 6 through 8th graders Chipps September 2012
Asked to comment on the presence of the Topeka shiner in a stream near the proposed oil refinery near Elk Point, South Dakota; provided maps from Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota showing that presence of Topeka shiner was possible but unlikely. Berry July 2007
Article in the periodical, Illinois Outdoor News, on research involving spatial patterns of duck migration in Illinois. Stafford September 2014
Arranged for the showing of “Battleship Antarctica” as part of the Year of Science. The documentary follows the GreanPeace ship on a voyage to thwart Japanese whaling. The Year of Science “lesson” was how cultural reactions differ to the same scientific population data. Berry September 2009
An article about the lake sturgeon blood study was published in The Daily Journal of International Falls, Minnesota, titled "Lake sturgeon project helps evaluate population." Chipps May 2009
A new project investigating early life-history of pallid sturgeon was recently highlighted in the Brookings Register, Brookings, South Dakota. Chipps May 2009