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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1998

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

First Advisor

Kenneth F. Higgins

Keywords

wetland basins, south dakota, geology

Abstract

Wetlands and waterfowl habitat in eastern South Dakota are protected by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) through fee-title acquisition and the conveyance of easements; and by the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks (GF&P) through fee-title acquisition. The purpose of this study was to use GIS to describe the characteristics and distribution of protected and unprotected wetlands in eastern South Dakota. As of 30 Sept., 1994 wetland protection efforts by the FWS and GF&P have protected 2.26% of the upland habitat area and 21.89% of the wetland area in eastern South Dakota. Most unprotected wetlands are <0.5 ha in size and occur in the James River Lowland physiographic region.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wetlands -- South Dakota
Basins (Geology) -- South Dakota
Geographic information systems

Description

Includes bibliographical references (page 25-26)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

64

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1998 Michael Estey

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