The Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds—Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)
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The key to Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) management is maintaining sparsely vegetated grasslands. Grasslands can be made suitable for breeding Mountain Plovers by preserving large prairie dog (Cynomys species) towns, conducting prescribed burns, or implementing heavy grazing in some situations. Mountain Plovers have been reported to use habitats with 2–38 centimeters average vegetation height, 14–87 percent grass cover, 2–14 percent forb cover, 4–55 percent shrub cover, 9–72 percent bare ground, 2 percent litter cover, and 4–6 cm litter depth.
Shaffer, J.A., Igl, L.D., Johnson, D.H., Sondreal, M.L., Goldade, C.M., Nenneman, M.P., Wooten, T.L., and Euliss, B.R., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), chap. E of Johnson, D.H., Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., and DeLong, J.P., eds., The effects of management practices on grassland birds: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1842, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842E.
ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)|
|Series title||Professional Paper|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center|
|Description||iv, 10 p.|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|