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    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. Sufficient evidence exists to link the increase in numbers of prairie chickens on the grasslands from 1961 through 1987 to changes in land management, primarily the introduction of ratational grazing pratices and prescribed burning of meadows.

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    Bjugstad, Ardell J., tech. coord. 1988. Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands: September 18, 1987; Crookston, Minnesota. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-159. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 73 p

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    Keywords

    Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus, Pedioecetes phasianellus, prairie chickens, grouse, habitats, Sheyenne National Grasslands, North Dakota

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