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Grassland Bird Conservation Design in the Chicago Region

Dates

Start Date
2014-07
End Date
2015-06

Summary

With the ultimate goal of conserving and restoring threatened native grassland prairies and the wildlife that depend on them, the National Audubon Society (Audubon) is facilitating a landscape conservation design for the grassland birds in the greater Chicago region. As a first step in this process standardized avian point count surveys conducted primarily by citizen volunteers were combined with landcover composition and configuration, soils, and vegetation productivity data to model abundance of five grassland bird species. Models were updated with additional data and expert review in 2015 and now provide map outputs of existing grassland bird habitat and population estimates for species of conservation concern in the region. Supporting [...]

Contacts

Co-Investigator :
Chad B. Wilsey, Judy Pollock

Attached Files

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9_28_2015_Grassland_Conservation_Design_Report.pdf
“Final Report”
5.16 MB
cwilsey_chicago_grasslands_2apr15.pdf
“Presentation Slides #1”
5.69 MB
2015 April Grassland Working Group.pdf
“Presentation Slides #2”
449.27 KB

Project Extension

projectStatusCompleted

Map

Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS

Communities

  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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Provenance

DEPTH-2.7.1

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