Wildlife habitat is crucial to the South Dakota way of life and our hunting traditions. The habitat programs offered through Second Century Habitat Fund are designed to economically help the producer while implementing wildlife habitat where it makes the most sense to do so.
Working Lands Habitat Program
The focus of this program is to enroll marginal cropland such as saline and moist soils, field edges, other less productive soil types or areas producers want to manage as wildlife habitat for 5 years.
Woody Habitat program
The goal of the Woody Habitat practice is to establish large woody plantings that aid wildlife populations by increasing winter survival. Since most resident wildlife lives on the ground, mid-sized trees and shrubs should be planted in most wildlife shelterbelts to maximize wildlife benefits.