Developing Spatial Models to Guide Conservation of Grassland Birds in the U.S. Northern Great Plains
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.
PPJV partners are working to assess the impacts of oil and gas development on breeding duck pair and brood abundance, two vital rate parameters that have a strong influence on duck population dynamics.
Optimizing Retention and Placement of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands in the Northern Great Plains for Grassland Birds
We are developing models to guide placement and assess the direct and marginal benefits of the Conservation Reserve Programs to grassland nesting birds in the U.S. Northern Great Plains.
Contributions of Wetlands in U. S. Prairie Pothole Region Cropland Dominated Landscapes to Waterfowl Productivity
Ducks Unlimited is leading a group of partners on a project to increase waterfowl managers’ understanding of wetlands in cropland-dominated landscapes.
PPJV Partners are investigating the assumptions of one of the North American breeding bird survey, the primary source of information on grassland bird population size and trends.
A Full-Annual Cycle Conservation Plan for Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspur and Baird’s Sparrow
A diverse partnership is developing a full-annual cycle conservation plan for four grassland bird species of conservation concern, while recognizing conservation needs of the larger suite of grassland birds.
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.