SD Game, Fish & Parks includes grey wolf on endangered species list

South Dakota SearchlightNovember 28, 2022News

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed a list of threatened and endangered species in the state. 

The Commission completed its most recent review at the September Commission meeting where the status of the Peregrine Falcon was changed from endangered to threatened. Surveys showed the species met the downlisting goals first identified during the 2018 review.

South Dakota’s endangered species law says that the GFP Commission – a body appointed by the governor that helps oversee the department – is to review the list of threatened and endangered species every two years. Suggested changes to add or remove species are considered during these biennial reviews. The department is currently accepting nominations for the next list.

GFP is providing a format for suggested future changes moving forward – including new listings and delistings. The nomination form can be found on the GFP website.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted to StatusReviews@state.sd.us by December 31, 2022. These nominations will be considered and included in the evaluation process for the next biennial review to be completed in 2024.