Habitat Pays Initiative Underway in South Dakota

October 8, 2015

South Dakota’s Governor and the secretaries of Game, Fish and Parks and the Department of Agriculture announced the Habitat Pays initiative at a news conference in rural Salem, South Dakota.

Habitat Pays helps farmers and ranchers learn about the incentives to develop, design and fund habitat on their land. The program provides information on a wide array of wildlife habitat development programs that offer resources to help landowners interested in pursuing habitat creation.


Paulsen worked with Game, Fish and Parks and the Department of Agriculture to develop and promote the program.

Speaking at the news conference, Governor Daugaard said Habitat Pays is a reflection of the best of South Dakota and its outdoor heritage.

“Habitat Pays is another example of the kind of common sense thinking that makes our state great,” Governor Dennis Daugaard said. “When we improve habitat, we also improve soil health and water quality, and provide farmers with additional economic viability.”


More information is available on the Habitat Pays website.

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