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Social and Economic Impact of Fishing in Selected Small Lakes and Impoundments in Soth Dakota


July 2015 - September 2017


South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks expressed a need for information to estimate the economic impact of fishing in selected small lakes and impoundments. Over time many of these lakes will require very expensive habitat renovation projects to improve or maintain quality recreational services. Economic information of the value of fishing can help inform decisions regarding expensive habitat renovation projects.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 48

Presentations: 113



  • Larry GigliottiCo-Principal Investigator
  • Mike MillerCo-Principal Investigator
  • Josh FergenStudent

Funding Agencies

  • S.D. Game, Fish and Parks


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