The Second Century Habitat Fund is a nonprofit 501 c3 corporation that works to educate landowners on the importance of grassland to improve pheasant habitat in South Dakota. The Fund is governed by a Board of Directors representing landowners, business owners, pheasant preserve operators and community leaders across South Dakota.


To be advocates of habitat stewardship, collaborate with community partners, and be conservation leaders to benefit all of South Dakota.


To restore and retain pheasant habitat development while providing awareness to the importance of sustaining South Dakota’s strong outdoor heritage of pheasant hunting for future generations.


We believe that fostering and developing partnerships leads to successful conservation outcomes.

Board of Directors

Lisa Weyer

Second Century Habitat Fund

Executive Director


Rick Vallery

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Dept. of Ag

Matt Morlock

South Dakota State Coordinator

Pheasants Forever

Bruce Toay

Manager of Conservation Programs
Ducks Unlimited

Neal Feeken

Grassland Cons. Program Director
The Nature Conservancy

Paul Lepisto

Regional Conservation Coordinator
Izaak Walton League of America Pierre

Jeffrey Zimprich

State Conservationist
USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Jeff Vander Wilt

Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Senator John Wiik

Legislative Advisor

Representative Nancy York

Legislative Advisor

© 2020 Second Century Habitat Fund

4130 Adventure Trail Rapid City, SD 57702

Tel: 605.773.4503