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).
We are developing the strategic habitat conservation framework for 12 focal prairie grassland bird species.
We developed a GIS database describing spatial and temporal variation and then created predictive models of the distribution and abundance of waterfowl.
We are actively working with partners to update analyses on the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to grassland birds and ducks.
We assessed results of wildlife extension agreements made by the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program in the U.S. PPR.
We conducted wetland surveys to assess the impact of wind energy development on five species of breeding ducks in the Dakotas.
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.
The HAPET office is assessing potential effects of climate change on waterfowl conservation in the region.
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.
Data from surveys of upland-nesting shorebirds were used to understand habitat characteristics influencing shorebird presence and to model occurrence.