Wildlife Habitat Studies

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Wildlife Habitat Studies

CRP enhances wildlife habitat. The grass, trees, and wetlands established by CRP benefit numerous wildlife species. Several studies have identified benefits to multiple wildlife populations.

Reports from MAE studies that measure wildlife benefits are listed below. Click the title to view the report.


Project Reports and Articles

Title

Authors

Year

Efficiency of the Conservation Reserve Program in Context of Focused Landscape Management for Northern Bobwhites and Associated Species (648 KB, PDF)

Yeiser, Martin, Dailey, and Foley

2019

Effectiveness Monitoring of the Conservation Reserve Program and Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative for Managing the Biodiversity Grassland Birds in the Southern Great Plains (972 KB, PDF)

Pavlacky and Green

2018

Developing Decision Support Tools for Optimizing Retention and Placement of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands in the Northern Great Plains for Grassland Birds (3 MB, PDF)

Fields, Barnes, Niemuth, Iovanna, Ryba, and Moore

2017

Extending removal and distance-removal models for abundance estimation by modeling detections in continuous time (1 MB, PDF)

Martin-Schwarze

2017

Amphibians, Pesticides, and the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in Restored Wetlands in Agricultural Landscapes (1 MB, PDF)

Reeves, Pierce, Vandever, Muths, and Smalling

2017

Lesser Prairie Chicken Fence Collision Risk Across Its Northern Distribution (1 MB, PDF)

Robinson, Haukos, Plumb, Hagen, Pitman, Lautenbach, Sullins, Kraft, and Lautenbach

2016

Restored Agricultural Wetlands in central Iowa: Habitat Quality and Amphibian Response (653 KB, PDF)

Reeves, Pierce, Smalling, Klaver, Vandever, Battaglin, and Muths

2015

Management of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands to Meet Wildlife Habitat Objectives (31 MB, PDF)

Vandever and Allen

2015

Economic Contribution, Impacts, and Economic Benefits of Deer, Waterfowl and Upland Game Bird Hunting in North and South Dakota: Relationship to CRP Lands (941 KB, PDF)

Loomis and Haefele

2015

Assessing the Biological Benefits of the USDA-Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for Waterfowl and Grassland Passerines in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States: Spatial analyses for targeting CRP to maximize benefits for migratory birds (3 MB, PDF)

Drum, Loesch, Carrlson, Doherty, and Fedy

2015

Lesser Prairie Chicken - Lesser Prairie-Chicken Movement, Space Use, Survival, and Response to Anthropogenic Structures in Kansas and Colorado (2 MB, PDF)

Plumb

2015

Lesser Prairie Chicken - Lesser Prairie-Chicken Reproductive Success, Habitat Selection, and Response to Trees (1 MB, PDF)

Lautenbach

2015

Pesticide concentrations in frog tissue and wetland habitats in a landscape dominated by agriculture (2 MB, PDF)

Smalling, Reeves, Muths, Vandever, Battaglin, Hladik, and Pierce

2015

Lesser Prairie Chicken - A Historical Record of Land Cover Change of The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range in Kansas (3 MB, PDF)

Spencer

2014

Estimating the Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Endangered, Threatened, and Candidate Wildlife Species (2 MB, PDF)

Benton, Hammerson, McNees, Menard, and White

2012

Conservation Reserve Program CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2008 Final Report (3 MB, PDF)

Evans, Burger, Smith, and Riffell

2009

Estimating the Response of Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) to the Conservation Reserve Program (2 MB, PDF)

Nielson, McDonald, Sullivan, Burgess, Johnson, Johnson, Bucholtz, Hyberg, and Howlin

2008

Recreational Use & Economics of Conservation Reserve (CRP) Acreage: A National Survey of Landowners (1 MB, PDF)

Allen and Witter

2008

Waterfowl Response to CRP and Swampbuster Provision in the Prairie Pothole Region, 1992 – 2004 (1 MB, PDF)

Shaffer

2007

Benefits of the CRP to Grassland Bird Populations in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota and South Dakota (2 MB, PDF)

Niemuth, Quamen, Naugle, Reynolds, Estey and Shaffer

2007

Fish and Wildlife Response to Farm Bill Conservation Practices (2 MB, PDF)

Haufler, ed.

2007

Estimating Wildlife Response to the Conservation Reserve Program: Bobwhite and Grassland Birds (491 KB, PDF)

Riffell and Burger

2006

Estimating Response of Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) to the Conservation Reserve Program (691 KB, PDF)

Nielson, McDonald, Sullivan, Burgess, Johnson, and Howlin

2006

Use of Conservation Reserve Program fields by greater sage-grouse and other shrubsteppe-associated wildlife in Washington state (4 MB, PDF)

Schroeder and Vander Haegen

2006