Sage Grouse Initiative
Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI)
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is taking steps to ensure
the enhancement and preservation of sage-grouse habitat and the sustainability
of working ranches and farms in the western United States.
The sage-grouse, a ground-dwelling bird native to the sagebrush steppe
ecosystem of the American West, has experience a significant decline in
population and habitat over several decades. Greater sage-grouse are found
in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South
Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The Sage Grouse Initiative will help land owners respond proactively and
implement specific actions to protect the species.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Batching periods for 2013 are February 15 for EQIP; March 15 for WHIP.
2013 SGI Information for South Dakota
For More Information
Other Web sites:
State Conservationist for Programs, 605-352-1226
, Biologist, 605-352-1242