South Dakota is home to some of the best hunting and fishing in the world, thanks to the farmers and ranchers who care for their land. Habitat Pays helps landowners develop and fund wildlife habitat where it makes the most sense. Habitat Pays is a joint effort between the South Dakota Departments of Game, Fish and Parks and Agriculture to connect farmers and ranchers to the appropriate habitat resources and help them implement wildlife habitat where it makes the most sense to do so. Habitat Pays is a direct result of the 2013 Habitat Summit. Habitat Pays is designed to provide more information and education to assist landowners in designing, developing and funding habitat on their land. Working directly with habitat advisors who possess the knowledge of federal, state and local programs, landowners can find the right programs to meet their personal habitat and land use goals.