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Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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South Dakota Technical Assistance Activities

Dr. Josh Stafford

Coop Unit staff provide technical assistance to natural resource agencies on a variety of issues. The Unit works with the SDSU Agriculture Extension Office by helping produce technical materials on fish and wildlife issues in South Dakota. Unit staff also provide continuing education workshops to cooperators.

South Dakota Technical Assistance

  • Larry GigliottiA WAFWA Lion Working Group has been formed to revisit and update the 2011 Managing Cougars in North America. I was lead author for the chapter titled Human Dimensions of Cougar Management: Public Attitudes and Values and will be taking the lead role to up-date this chapter in the book. (May 2018 - September 2018)
  • Larry GigliottiReviewed a questionnaire, coordinated the implementation of a survey of South Dakota Non-Operator Landowners, analyzed the data and provided a data report. (March 2018 - July 2018)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided assistance with developing a sampling scheme for using email and a web-based survey platform to conduct statewide angler surveys for SDGFP (February 2018 - February 2018)
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South Dakota Professional Service

  • Steven ChippsSpecial Committee, American Fisheries Society (February 2011 - April 2011)
  • Steven ChippsMember, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey (February 2008 - February 2008)
  • Chuck BerryMember, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey (August 2007 - August 2007)
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South Dakota University Service

  • Steven ChippsGraduate Curriculum committee (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • Steven ChippsMember, Department Curriculum Overview Committee (June 2009 - June 2009)
  • Chuck BerryCommittee Member, Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES) (April 2009 - April 2009)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 53

Presentations: 128


Contact Us

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Brookings, SD 57007-1696 Phone: (605) 688 - 4785 Fax: (605) 688 - 4515 Our University Web Site


  1. National Wetlands Inventory
  2. South Dakota GAP Analysis Project

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute