Grassland Bird Conservation on Working Landscapes: Spatial Analysis Linking Populations to Habitat
The project will utilize a 4.5 million acre study area on the Montana Glaciated Plains. The objectives are to (1) identify environmental conditions and management practices that will maintain habitat for grassland birds but not impact ranching sustainability, and (2) identify areas on the landscape that have the greatest conservation potential for grassland birds. This spatial analysis will provide the framework for a rigorous assessment of management actions on the Montana Glaciated Plains.
- Cows and Plows: Science-based Conservation for Grassland Songbirds in Agricultural Landscapes (attached below)
- One step ahead of the plow: Using cropland conversion risk to guide Sprague's Pipit conservation in the northern Great Plains (attached below)
- Precipitation and Soil Productivity Explain Effects of Grazing on Grassland Songbirds (attached below)
- Assessing and Implementing Ranch Management Planning at Scale through the Matador Ranch Grassbank (attached below)