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KEYSTONE SPECIES HABITAT SUITABILITY MODEL (PART 1)

Posted by WAFWA on May 24, 2022
Because prairie dogs function as ecosystem engineers and keystone species in North America’s grasslands (Fig. 1), their conservation and management lies at the core of many conservation efforts. However, prairie dog management is challenging because they are severely affected by epizootic plague outbreaks caused by the introduced bacterium Yersinia pestis1,…
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SAGEBRUSH PARTNERSHIP MODEL DEVELOPMENT FINAL MATERIALS

Posted by WAFWA on December 10, 2021
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), in partnership with Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), and other key conservation partners is developing a Sagebrush Conservation Strategy (Conservation Strategy) to guide collective efforts to…
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Range-wide Population Size of the Lesser Prairie Chicken: 2012 to 2021

Posted by WAFWA on August 25, 2021
Ascertaining estimates of wildlife population size is valuable information for natural resource agencies in the management of harvested and non-harvested species (Rabe et al. 2002). Acquiring precise and unbiased estimates of population size requires either a complete census or probabilistic sample of subunits with which to infer population size (Johnson…
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Fact Sheet 39: Chronic Wasting Disease

Posted by WAFWA on May 15, 2021
A product of the Mule Deer Working Group – Sponsored by the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. Produced with support from the Mule Deer Foundation (www.muledeer.org) – Approved January 2021…
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