Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1959

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Wildlife Management

Abstract

Introduction: Man’s agricultural activities in South Dakota have greatly altered environmental conditions for nearly all forms of wildlife. Draining and ditching in eastern South Dakota have decreased the acreage of wetlands available to waterfowl and furbearers. Results of conversation practices carried out under the Agricultural Conservation Program as reported by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (1) show that between 1936 and 1937 South Dakota farmers had drained 760,198 acres. Drainage of wetland areas changed once valuable wildlife habitat into drylands which are of little value to waterfowl and furbearers. Waterfowl breeding grounds have been so greatly reduced that few natural breeding grounds remain in southeastern South Dakota. (See More in Text)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wildlife conservation -- South Dakota -- Minnehaha County

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-36)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

50

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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