Projects

Projects

International Conservation Planning for Sprague’s Pipit

PPJV partners modeled the breeding distribution of Sprague’s pipit across the U.S. and Canada and overlaid cropland expansion predictions to assess future risks (2015).

Systematic Conservation Planning for Passerines

We are developing the strategic habitat conservation framework for 12 focal prairie grassland bird species.

International Planning for an Uncertain Climatic Future

We developed a GIS database describing spatial and temporal variation and then created predictive models of the distribution and abundance of waterfowl.

Evaluation of Prairie Pothole Migratory Bird Population Response to CRP

We are actively working with partners to update analyses on the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to grassland birds and ducks.

Benefits of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to Breeding Ducks

We assessed results of wildlife extension agreements made by the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program in the U.S. PPR.

Impact of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Duck Pairs in the PPR

We conducted wetland surveys to assess the impact of wind energy development on five species of breeding ducks in the Dakotas.

Breeding Bird Survey to Develop Species Distribution Models

The HAPET Office uses Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data in conjunction with landcover information to develop spatially explicit habitat models predicting the occurrence or density of priority birds in the U.S. PPR.

Effects of Climate Change on Waterfowl and Their Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region

The HAPET office is assessing potential effects of climate change on waterfowl conservation in the region.

Four-Square-Mile Breeding Waterfowl Survey

The Four-Square-Mile Survey is recognized by the PPJV as the primary method to monitor the abundance, distribution, and productivity of breeding waterfowl in the JV.

Monitoring and Conservation Planning for Upland-nesting Shorebirds

Data from surveys of upland-nesting shorebirds were used to understand habitat characteristics influencing shorebird presence and to model occurrence.