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South Dakota Technical Assistance

  • Larry GigliottiProvided some data and results from the 2015 Statewide Angler Survey needed for a presentation (October 2017 - October 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiSearched for and identified some human dimensions data on deer management needed by GFP for a presentation. (July 2017 - July 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiAttending a meeting to develop/refine a questionnaire and plan for the survey to measure SD resident opinions about native fish management in the Black Hills (March 2017 - March 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiRefined a draft questionnaire and study plan for the survey of public attitudes towards non-game fish management in the Black Hills for GFP. (February 2017 - February 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiCompiled comments from the 2016 internet angler survey in a document for GFP. (February 2017 - February 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiAttended a meeting in Huron, SD with GFP staff to make plans for a study of factors important for a "quality" waterfowl hunting experience. (January 2017 - January 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiImplemented GFP's 2016 internet angler survey on the SurveyMonkey platform. (December 2016 - January 2017)
  • Larry GigliottiTested GFP's 2016 internet angler survey to make sure it was ready for implementation. (December 2016 - December 2016)
  • Larry GigliottiDeveloped GFP's 2016 internet angler survey (produced 10 internet surveys one for each of GFP's 10 fishing licenses) (December 2016 - December 2016)
  • Larry GigliottiDrafted a questionnaire for studying public attitudes towards non-game fish management in the Black Hills. (November 2016 - November 2016)
  • Larry GigliottiDrafted a questionnaire for identifying/measuring factors important for having a "quality" waterfowl hunting experience. (November 2016 - November 2016)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided assistance to Arizona Game and Fish (Loren Chase) in reviewing a human dimensions project (survey design and review of questionnaire) (August 2015 - August 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided assistance for Idaho Game and Fish (Michele Beucler) related to survey procedures and possible future research projects (August 2015 - August 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiMeeting with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to provide assistance with developing their survey (PPP-LCC project) (August 2015 - August 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiMeeting with Iowa Department of Natural Resources to provide assistance with developing their survey (PPP-LCC project) (August 2015 - August 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks fisheries staff (Summer Fisheries Meeting in Yankton) to talk about the up-coming economic study (July 2015 - July 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks Western Regional Advisory Panel to talk about the up-coming landowner survey being conducted by SDGFP (July 2015 - July 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with N.D Game & Fish staff (PPP-LCC project) - assistance with reviewing the first draft of their landowner survey (July 2015 - July 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project - assistance with developing their landowner survey (July 2015 - July 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with SD Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project) - provided assistance with developing their landowner survey (May 2015 - May 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiND Game & Fish staff (discuss possible ideas for future projects) (April 2015 - April 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiS.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (fisheries projects) (April 2015 - April 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiS.D> Game, Fish & Parks staff (fisheries projects) (March 2015 - March 2015)
  • Larry GigliottiS.D. Game, Fish & Parks staff (Fisheries projects) (March 2015 - March 2015)
  • Larry Gigliottimeeting with SD Game, Fish & Parks staff (PPP-LCC project) (December 2014 - December 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeeting with various agency staff at the Pathways to Success Conference in Estes Park (PPP-LCC project) (October 2014 - October 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with Minnesota DNR to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole -LCC project (September 2014 - September 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project (September 2014 - September 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP fisheries staff to discuss possible research to measure economic impact and value of small impoundment fisheries in South Dakota (September 2014 - September 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with North Daktoa GAme and Fish staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project (August 2014 - August 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP staff to discuss progress on a survey research project (August 2014 - August 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC project (August 2014 - August 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP fisheries staff to review and discuss possible research opportunities (July 2014 - July 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with the Iowa DNR staff to discuss possible involvement in the Plains & Prairie Pothole LCC (June 2014 - June 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP fisheries staff to review research needs (June 2014 - June 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiMeet with SD GFP wildlife staff to review research needs (May 2014 - May 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiSummarized data analyzed from the SD Game, Fish and Parks statewide angler survey (May 2014 - May 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiAnalyzed data from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks statewide angler survey (April 2014 - April 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiAnalyzed data from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks statewide angler survey (March 2014 - March 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiWorked on a survey instrument for GFP related to Law Enforcement (February 2014 - February 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiAnalyzed angler data from the GFP's statewide angler survey (February 2014 - February 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiHelped South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with anaylsis of a Private Lands Survey (January 2014 - January 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiHelped GFP launch their Internet statewide angler survey (January 2014 - January 2014)
  • Larry GigliottiDeveloped a white-paper summary of human dimensions work on mountain lion management in SD from 2002-2012 (November 2013 - November 2013)
  • Larry GigliottiWorked with SDGFP staff to help design and launch their 2013 statewide angler survey. (November 2013 - December 2013)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided a presentation on human dimensions for the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC. (August 2013 - August 2013)
  • Steven ChippsServed as team member for the upper basin Pallid Sturgeon workshop to develop and refine conceptual ecological models (CEMs) for larval pallid sturgeon. (July 2013 - July 2013)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided project up-dates at Game, Fish and Parks Summer Fisheries Meeting. (July 2013 - July 2013)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with their Eastern region fisheries strategic plan. (June 2013 - June 2013)
  • Steven ChippsReviewed completion report and consultant findings for solar aeration pilot study on Lake Madison, South Dakota (June 2013 - June 2013)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with creel survey study to evaluate factors affecting angler satisfaction in urban fishing ponds (May 2013 - May 2013)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (Blue Dog State Fish Hatchery) determine water quality standards for walleye rearing ponds. Developed a monthly sampling protocol for quantifying nutrient concentration and invertebrate densities for extensive pond rearing. (February 2013 - February 2013)
  • Steven ChippsParticipated in Missouri River research meeting to explore effects of water level fluctuations on the walleye fishery in Lake Oahe. Provided technical advice/overview on long-term trends in the walleye fishery and prey resources in Lake Oahe. (February 2013 - February 2013)
  • Steven ChippsEvaluated results from a pilot study to reduce algal blooms on Lake Madison using solar-powered wind turbines. (November 2012 - November 2012)
  • Joshua StaffordAssisted SDGFP personnel with analytical questions. (September 2012 - September 2012)
  • Joshua StaffordAttended South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Fall Wildlife Staff Meeting. (September 2012 - September 2012)
  • Joshua StaffordConsulted with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Personnel, Kulm District, regarding research project design. (September 2012 - September 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided 1st-year Progress Reports on GFP's Angler Survey Project (August 2012 - August 2012)
  • Steven ChippsWater quality assessment and bacterial bloom identification for Pickerel Lake, South Dakota (July 2012 - July 2012)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted Pickerel Lake Association with identification and description of bacterial blooms in Pickerel Lake, South Dakota. (June 2012 - June 2012)
  • Steven ChippsProvided technical assistance on mercury contamination and fish mercury advisories to Civil Design INC. as part of a technical plan to divert water from Twin Lakes into Sinai Lake to reduce flooding along highway 81. (June 2012 - June 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiAnalyzed some date from GFP's Decoy-Only Hunting Unit and provided date for their Executive Summary Report. (March 2012 - March 2012)
  • Steven ChippsProvided information to Blue Dog State fish hatchery on algae control approaches for managing fish rearing ponds (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided a review of an angler survey (developed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) for Jerry Wilhite (Western Area Power Administration, Lakewood, CO). (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiManuscript Review (Management-relevant angler characterization: species and water body preferences among New York's anglers). (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with 5 year ecosystem planning efforts. (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiMet with SDSU Department Chair (Dave Willis) and Dick Emrick (SD Wildlife Heritage Initiative) to talk about some of my past human dimensions research and to provide advice about some projects that Dick was interested in doing. (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiReviewed a survey and provided advice for the Gregory County Prescribed Burn Association. The survey, about cedar control, was sent to landowners in Gregory County, SD (January 2012 - January 2012)
  • Larry GigliottiDeveloped a survey instrument for collecting information about prairie dog shooting activity in South Dakota (December 2011 - December 2011)
  • Joshua StaffordMet with personnel from South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and parks to discuss a possible evaluation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program under the State Wildlife Grants program (December 2011 - December 2011)
  • Larry GigliottiProvided assistance/advice on surveying deer hunters (December 2011 - December 2011)
  • Joshua StaffordProvided input on avian species considered under the South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan Revision. Suggested and justified new species to include, advised on retention of currently-listed species. (December 2011 - December 2011)
  • Steven ChippsPeer-Reviewer (December 2011 - December 2011)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks with research planning for Pactola Reservoir and recent establishment of non-native, northern pike populations. (November 2011 - November 2011)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted National Park Service with lake sturgeon telemetry study and data acquisition for Namakan reservoir (October 2011 - October 2011)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with sampling and water quality analysis for Lake Alvin, SD (October 2011 - October 2011)
  • Steven ChippsAssisted US Fish and Wildlife Service with wetland tiling study and new research work order to SDCFWRU (October 2011 - October 2011)
  • Joshua StaffordAttended South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Fall Wildlife Staff Meeting. (September 2011 - September 2011)
  • Steven ChippsServed as Chair of special committee for AFS to evaluate student mentoring and leadship program (March 2011 - March 2011)
  • Chuck BerryProvided information on national professional organizations and advocacy groups for natural history museums and collections. (January 2010 - March 2010)
  • Chuck BerryProvided DENR with fish lists for river basins and attended briefing on proposed changes in stream and lake designated uses. (September 2008 - September 2008)
  • Steven ChippsParticipation in Summer Fisheries Staff Meeting, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. (July 2007 - July 2007)
  • Steven ChippsWorked to develop proposal ideas for watershed management in Lake Alvin, South Dakota; assisted with the EPA 319 proposal for a demonstration project that aims to reduce sediment loading into the reservoir by constructing settling ponds and an outflow control structure. (December 2006 - December 2006)
  • Chuck BerrySixty yellow perch fin clips were collected for a perch genetic study being done by a Wisconsin student with the Wisconsin Co-op Unit. (June 2006 - June 2006)
  • Chuck BerryThe Nature Conservancy's (TNC) portfolio of streams that are of priority conservation importance is published (www.nature.org/Minnesota). Several South Dakota streams are included. Research Associate Steve Wall attended several meetings with TNC and provided advice on streams with Topeka shiners. (January 2005 - January 2005)
  • Chuck BerryHelped the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (Connie Vicuna, Huron) estimate the screen mesh size needed to protect Topeka shiners from being entrained in irrigation pumps and other water withdraw sites and presented a project status report. (November 2004 - November 2004)
  • Chuck BerryHelped E. Laux (Omaha) find literature on the benefits to riparian zones to stream water quality to calculate benefits in the upper Big Sioux River watershed. (July 2004 - July 2004)
  • Steven ChippsTo U.S. Department of Justice: reviewed and commented on a federal litigation case involving a wetlands restoration plan; served as an expert witness in United States v. Cundiff. (May 2004 - May 2004)
  • Chuck BerryHelped National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Biologist Jim Finnigan plan a floodplain dugout with respect to lessening chances for the dugout to become a sink for Topeka shiners. (May 2004 - May 2004)
  • Chuck BerryResearch Associate Steve Wall attended the aquatic conservation planning meeting for the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion; Wall advised on distribution of fishes, especially the endangered Topeka shiner. (March 2004 - March 2004)
  • Chuck BerryResearch Associate Steve Wall helped with formulating the Biological Opinion for best management practices for construction at road crossings over streams inhabited by Topeka shiners. (February 2004 - February 2004)
  • Chuck BerrySupplied a synopsis of the James River fish studies since 1989, and all relevant reprints and theses to Eric Laux (402-221-7186), who is overseeing the EIS on the James River Restoration Program proposed by the James River WDD. (November 2003 - November 2003)
  • Kenneth HigginsConferred with the COE staff at Yankton (Casey Kruse) to plan a workshop on terns and plovers; coordinated national tern and plover meetings in 1993 and 1998. (November 2003 - November 2003)
  • Kenneth HigginsAdvised the staff of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge Headquarters, Winona, Minnesota, on integrating river folk culture activities with National Wildlife Refuge missions. (February 2003 - February 2003)
  • Kenneth HigginsMet with the Lower Missouri River Ecosystem Team of Region 3 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Mound City, Missouri, to advise the group on changing farm practices and their effects on wildlife. (August 2002 - August 2002)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 138

 

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

Links

  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