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Assessing the impacts of wind-energy development on sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie-chickens in North and South Dakota

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Since 2003, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) has conducted research on the impact of wind-energy development on breeding grassland birds, including Sharp-tailed Grouse and Greater-Prairie Chicken. Wind-energy development in the northern Great Plains primarily occurs along the Missouri Coteau and Missouri River Plateau in North and South Dakota. While these areas rank high in wind-energy potential, they also contain important breeding habitat for Sharp-tailed Grouse and Greater Prairie-Chicken. The Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specifically mention prairie grouse as a group of species requiring particular precautions when siting wind facilities. However, the impact of wind-energy [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Wesley E Newton
Co-Investigator :
Jill A Shaffer

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Greater Prairie Chicken
Greater Prairie Chicken

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  • Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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