Developing Grassland Songbird Management Targets for Multi-Species Conservation on Mixed-grass Prairie Rangelands

The goal of this project is to develop management targets for grassland songbirds on native rangelands in western Saskatchewan. This research will identify grassland conditions required by priority species and examine how these differ between species and throughout prairie regions with very different soil and moisture conditions. Because native rangelands that are used for forage production make up such a large proportion of the remaining native prairie the project will also evaluate and promote the role of these systems in maintaining grassland songbird populations as well as a healthy and functional environment. Information that is collected will be relevant to conservation agencies and livestock producers and is expected to result in long-term economic benefits to the region.

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Phillip Rose
Faculty Supervisor: 
Mark Brigham
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Saskatchewan
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