Deer Creek Restoration

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Your support was used to restore a 2-mile corridor along Deer Creek in eastern South Dakota. Working with the Wildlife Conservation Club of South Dakota State University, this wildlife Forever project created a fishery in an ecologically restored watershed that has multiple uses. High among these uses is children’s outdoor education. The fishery serves as a facility to introduce children and the disabled to the sport of fishing, as a “hands on” eco-laboratory for both college and high school students and as a demonstration model for using applied research to create a sustainable, high-quality fishery. Along with the 20-acre body of water that was created, 45 acres of buffer using native grasses was produced and 5,000 trees were planted. These efforts plus a 30-acre controlled burn improved soil health, reducing runoff and erosion.