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Alberta greater sage-grouse avian predator survey

Description

A greater sage-grouse avian predator monitoring survey was needed to provide information on distribution, habitat associations, and baseline populations prior to initiation of a sage-grouse predator management program. The survey is designed for repeating in subsequent years once predator management is underway, thereby providing a potential measure of program effectiveness. This report describes the avian predator monitoring protocol and results of the 2013 survey. The survey area is within the current Alberta sage-grouse range, an area of ~3800 km in in the extreme south-eastern corner of the province. The monitoring protocol was designed for collection of data on avian predators, particularly corvids (American crows, black-billed magpies, common ravens). A systematic roadside survey was designed using a series of point samples contributing to a continuous observation zone along a series of 19 road-based transects, each of 10 kilometers length.

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birds endangered species grouse sage grouse species at risk wildlife conservation

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 149

Extent

44 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Contributor

Quinlan, Richard

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-07-01

Date Added

2016-02-17T21:37:33.434973

Date Modified

2013-07-01

Date Issued

2013-07-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460112359

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks