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RM-GTR-159: Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands


Bjugstad, Ardell J., tech. coord. 1988. Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands: September 18, 1987; Crookston, Minnesota Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-159. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 73 p.

Prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) were first censused on the Sheyenne Grasslands in 1961. The population was extremely low in the 1960's, gradually increased in the 1970's, and reached a peak of 410 in 1980. Sufficient evidence exists to link the increase in numbers of prairie chickens on the grasslands from 1961 through 1987 to changes in land management, primarily the introduction of ratational grazing pratices and prescribed burning of meadows.

Keywords: Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus, Pedioecetes phasianellus, prairie chickens, grouse, habitats, Sheyenne National Grasslands, North Dakota


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Prairie Chicken Populations of the Sheyenne Delta in North Dakota, 1961-1987
Jerry D. Kobriger, David P. Vollink, Michael E. McNeill, and Kenneth F. Higgins
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Habitat Usage by Prairie Grouse on the Sheyenne National Grasslands
Llewellyn L. Manske and William T. Barker
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A Method for Trapping Prairie Grouse Hens on Display Grounds
John E. Toepfer, Jay A. Newell, and John Monarch
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Summer Brood-Rearing Ecology of the Greater Prairie Chicken on the Sheyenne National Grasslands
Jay A. Newell, John E. Toepfer, and Mark A. Rumble
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Winter Ecology of the Greater Prairie Chicken on the Sheyenne National Grasslands, North Dakota
John E. Toepfer and Robert L. Eng
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Diets of Greater Prairie Chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands
Mark A. Rumble, Jay A. Newell, and John E. Toepfer
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Management of Livestock to Improve and Maintain Prairie Chicken Habitat on the Sheyenne National Grasslands
Robert L. Eng, John E. Toepfer, and Jay A. Newell
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Effects of Grazing Management Treatment on Grassland Plant Communities and Prairie Grouse Habitat
Llewellyn L. Manske, William T. Barker, and Mario E. Biondini
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Title: RM-GTR-159: Prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands
Electronic Publish Date: December 13, 2006
Last Update:
December 13, 2006

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