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Overview of a workshop to expand the use of emerging technology to understand the ecology of grouse in a changing climate

Publications Posted on: December 30, 2016
We held a workshop related to the use of emerging technology to understand the ecology of grouse on 03 September 2015 from 08:00 to 17:30 at the Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo, Reykjavik, Iceland as part of the 13th International Grouse Symposium.

Effects of grazing management treatment on grassland plant communities and prairie grouse habitat

Publications Posted on: July 24, 2006
Seasonlong grazing treatments show no benefit to grass basal cover and visual obstruction is not adequate. Pastures with one grazing period in mid season show no positive change in grass basal cover but have better visual obstruction than seasonlong. Deferred grazing decreases basal cover of warm season grasses and visual obstruction reduced to inadequate levels the first growing season after treatment.

A method for trapping prairie grouse hens on display grounds

Publications Posted on: July 24, 2006
This paper describes a method for trapping prairie grouse hens on display grounds. The basic principle of the trap is a drift fence which funnels visiting hens into traps. The trap has been used successfully in at least 6 states and 2 provinces and on 4 species of prairie grouse. This method is less expensive and less disruptive than rocket or cannon nets.

Habitat usage by prairie grouse on the Sheyenne National Grasslands

Publications Posted on: July 24, 2006
Prairie grouse habitat usage was observed for six years. Spring and summer habitat usage was primarily in the upland and midland grassland habitat types. Habitat usage shifted during the fall and winter to cropland and associated tree shelterbelts. The switchgrass plant community was the primary concealment cover for nesting and roosting. Cropland and associated tree shelterbelts was the primary habitat during winter.

Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands: September 18, 1987; Crookston, Minnesota

Publications Posted on: July 13, 2006
Prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) were first censused on the Sheyenne Grasslands in 1961. The population was extremely low in the 1960's, gradually increased in the 1970's, and reached a peak of 410 in 1980.

Conservation of greater sage-grouse on public lands in the western U.S.: Implications of recovery and management policies

Publications Posted on: May 02, 2006
The role of the Policy Analysis Center for Western Public Lands is to provide integrated social, economic and ecological analyses of public land policies that affect communities in the West. Its mission is to help rural communities, policy makers, resource managers, resource users and others understand, analyze and engage effectively in the public-land policy process.