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Wildlife habitat management on the northern prairie landscape

Landscape and Urban Planning

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Abstract

The northern prairie landscape has changed dramatically within the past century as a result of settlement by Europeans. Natural ecosystems have been disrupted and wildlife populations greatly altered. Natural resource agencies control only limited areas within the landscape, which they cannot manage independently of privately owned lands. Wildlife managers need first to set quantifiable objectives, based on the survival, reproduction, and distribution of wildlife. Second, they need to build public support and partnerships for meeting those objectives. Finally, they need to evaluate progress not only with respect to attitudes of the public and partners but, more importantly, of the wildlife response. This paper describes some useful tools for managing information at all phases of this process. We follow by discussing management options at a landscape level. Examples are given that involve agency lands as well as private lands, managed for biological resources and diversity as well as economic sustainability.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Wildlife habitat management on the northern prairie landscape
Series title:
Landscape and Urban Planning
Volume
28
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 5-21
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Landscape and Urban Planning
First page:
5
Last page:
21