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John Cooper Speaks at Black Hills Group Sierra Club Meeting
August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John “Coop” Cooper, former cabinet secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, will speak at a program on pheasant population status hosted by the Black Hills Group of the South Dakota Sierra Club at 6:30 p.m. August 18 at the Outdoor Campus West located on Adventure Trail in Rapid City (SD Game, Fish & Park’s facility west of Hills Material’s quarry).
The program is free and open to the public.
Cooper, who has been a vocal critic of the nest predator bounty program, will speak on the
current status of pheasants, whether the program has helped, and the role of beavers in stream
habitats. He has been an advocate for habitat improvement for pheasants and waterfowl —
earning recognition for his work to conserve or restore hundreds of thousands of wetland acres.
Prairie Hills Audubon has a campaign against the Nest Predator Bounty Program which we oppose – the state of SD has spent at least 3 million dollars on this misguided program. Ground nesting birds are used as the excuse to support a waste of funds as well as engage in animal cruelty and mislead children. https://phas-wsd.org/sd-nest-predator-bounty-program/