A long-term, stable conservation program takes several years to become well-established and reap environmental benefits. A healthy conservation program requires a pool for long-term funding resources.

What agencies utilize funding to support conservation programs in South Dakota?

South Dakota Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Farm Service Agency
Rural Development
US Forest Service (USFS)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
SD Department of Agriculture
SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources
SD Conservation Commission
SD Department of Game, Fish, and Parks

With a decrease in budgets at the state and federal level, the identification of creative resources and development of partnerships with non-government organizations may fill the state and federal funding gaps.