Evaluating greater sage-grouse brood habitat using human-imprinted chicks
Greater sage-grouse ( Centrocercus urophasianus) populations are experiencing long-term declines throughout their current range. Several researchers have suggested that the quality and availability of brood habitat may be limiting populations through reductions in the recruitment of young. In order to effectively manage brood areas, reliable information is needed on chick resource requirements and the role of various components of the habitat in chick growth, development and survival. Forb abundance has been identified by several studies as an indicator of brood habitat quality, but no studies ...
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