The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering citizens the opportunity to review a five-year draft management plan for river otters.
The South Dakota River Otter Management Plan is a draft plan on how the state proposes to manage this unique species associated with South Dakota’s riparian habitats.
The draft is now open for review during a 30-day public comment period.
“As a state threatened species, this plan identifies specific objectives and strategies with the intent of recovering the state’s population of river otters,” said senior wildlife biologist Eileen Dowd-Stukel. “Further research, inventory, and surveys will help identify the direction of future management activities.”
The draft management plan can be found on the GFP website at: http://gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/management/diversity/river-otter.aspx
There is also the opportunity to provide feedback on the plan through that link.
A printed copy of the report can be obtained by writing: River Otter Plan; Game, Fish and Parks; 523 East Capitol Avenue; Pierre, SD 57501. Written comments on the draft plan may be mailed to the same address.
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