A Grassland Conservation Plan For Prairie Grouse
By: W. L. Vodehnal and J. B. Haufler, Compilers
This Grassland Conservation Plan for Prairie Grouse, coordinated by the North American Grouse Partnership, represents the collective efforts and expertise of numerous grassland and prairie grouse experts in developing habitat prioritizations that are needed to sustain grouse and other grassland species into the future. The Plan provides a framework for managing, enhancing and restoring grassland ecosystems to meet the needs of three prairie grouse species; greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), lesser prairie-chicken (T. pallidicinctus), and plains sharp-tailed grouse (T. phasianellus jamesi). While prairie grouse are deserving of conservation efforts on their own right, they also serve as flagship species for broader conservation of prairies.
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