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Adaptive management in native grasslands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Implications for grassland birds, 2011-2013 data release

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2011
End Date
2013

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Igl, L.D., Newton, W.E., Grant, T.A., and Dixon, C.S., 2018, Adaptive management in native grasslands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Implications for grassland birds, 2011-2013 data release: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9OHS27F.

Summary

This database contains records of grassland bird abundance and vegetation structure on tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Specifically, under the adaptive-management decision framework (Native Prairie Adaptive Management [NPAM] intiative), we surveyed breeding birds and sampled vegetation on 89 native prairie NPAM units managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including 55 units in 2011, 87 units in 2012, and 87 units in 2013. The NPAM units occurred in 19 USFWS refuge complexes and wetland management districts, including 14 complexes in USFWS Region 6 (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana) and five complexes in USFWS Region 3 (Minnesota).

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NPAM_grassland_birds_dataset.csv 272.86 KB
NPAM_grassland_birds_metadata.xml
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Purpose

The primary objectives of this study were: 1) to assess the effects of management actions on vegetation structure, vegetation composition, and other variables on USFWS-owned grasslands (within the framework of the Native Prairie Adaptive Management effort); 2) to assess the effects of management actions on grassland bird densities on USFWS-owned grasslands; 3) to assess the association of vegetation structure and composition as mechanisms for triggering grassland bird responses to management.

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  • Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9OHS27F

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