PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wildlife diversity program is accepting proposals for the wildlife diversity small grants program. This program provides funding for researchers, educators and naturalists to carry out projects focused on native wildlife. Funding for the 2017 small grants program totals $35,000 for projects focused on education and outreach of native wildlife species and their habitats.
Wildlife diversity small grants have funded education, research, and monitoring projects focused on native wildlife and habitats since 1997. A wide range of projects have been completed to date, ranging from the creation of a field guide to the Tiger Beetles of South Dakota to evaluating the nesting ecology of raptors in the Black Hills.
The diverse projects that have been completed in the last 18 years through this program have resulted in scientific journal publications, popular educational products, and have provided new information on native wildlife species and their habitats.
Grant proposals are due Feb. 15, 2017.
For more information, contact Casey Heimerl at 605.773.4345 or Casey.Heimerl@state.sd.us. Additional information and grant application forms can be found at: