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Ecology and management of sage-grouse and sage-grouse habitat

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Crawford, John A, Olson, Richard A, West, Neil E, Mosley, Jeffrey C, Schroeder, Michael A, Whitson, Tom D, Miller, Richard F, Gregg, Michael A, and Boyd, Chad S, Ecology and management of sage-grouse and sage-grouse habitat: .

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Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus and C. minimus) historically inhabited much of the sagebrush-dominated habitat of North America. Today, sage-grouse populations are declining throughout most of their range. Population dynamics of sage-grouse are marked by strong cyclic behavior. Adult survival is high, but is offset by low juvenile survival, resulting in low productivity. Habitat for sage-grouse varies strongly by life-history stage. Critical habitat components include adequate canopy cover of tall grasses (? 18 cm) and medium height shrubs (40?80 cm) for nesting, abundant forbs and insects for brood rearing, and availability of herbaceous riparian species for late-growing season foraging. Fire ecology of sage-grouse habitat [...]

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  • Upper Colorado River Basin
  • Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

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