Projects Continued

Habitat Factors Associated with Variation in Nest Success of Dusky Canada Geese on the Copper River Delta
The goal of this project is to examine spatial and temporal variation in productivity of duskies among habitats on the Copper River Delta of Alaska. The objectives are (1) to identify nest success patterns related to bald eagle distribution, landscape features, and vegetative cover; and (2) to combine this data with the existing habitat classification and projection model for the CRD. This information will allow us to project density and productivity changes in dusky populations related to vegetation changes.

Conservation of Short-Billed Dowitchers and Dunlin along the Pacific Flyway
Migration strategies of Short-billed Dowitchers and Dunlin along the Pacific Flyway will be studied and compared during spring 2001 and 2002 using radio telemetry. Data from this project will provide a better understanding of the biological functioning and ecological contribution of individual stopover sites along the Pacific Flyway for a variety of shorebird species. For each season, 30 birds of each species will be radio-tagged at San Francisco Bay, and Gray’s Harbor Washington. Radio-tagged birds will be monitored at additional coastal stopover sites from Humboldt Bay California to the Yukon Delta Alaska.

Western Boreal Forest Initiative
The Western Boreal Forest(WBF) is a vast, and as yet largely un-spoiled region that is home to some 13 million breeding ducks and myriad wildlife species. Industrial activity, including oil and gas, forestry, mining, agriculture, hydroelectric and other development pressures, has expanded at an increasing rate. Ducks unlimited and other cooperating agencies are committed to generating an understanding of the key factors affecting breeding waterfowl in the WBF and of finding ways to work with land users and resource managers so the region can continue to support an abundance of waterbirds in perpetuity. We will continue to assist in developing the Western Boreal Forest Initiative.



Key Contacts

Chugach National Forest
161 East 1st Avenue, Door #8
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Glacier Ranger District
P.O. Box 129
Forest Station Road
Girdwood, AK 99587
(907) 783-3242

Cordova Ranger District
P.O.Box 280,
Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-7661

Seward Ranger District
33599 Ranger Station Spur
Mile marker 23.5
Seward, AK 99664
(907) 288-3178

Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher Nest

Camouflaged nest of the Short-billed Dowitcher

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