A Full-Annual Cycle Conservation Plan for Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspur and Baird’s Sparrow

A Full-Annual Cycle Conservation Plan for Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspur and Baird’s Sparrow

The USFWS Region 6 Migratory Bird Program staff worked with the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture to form a diverse team of 20+ partners to develop a full life-cycle conservation strategy to address and prioritize needs for the four priority species. The team of state and federal agencies and NGOs from the US, Canada, and Mexico will complete the conservation plan by the end of FY 18.  The plan summarizes the current knowledge of the four priority species and identifies recommended conservation actions to slow and, ideally, reverse population declines and provide long-term sustainable populations. The plan will be a guiding document for researchers, conservation planners, resources managers, and funding organizations to facilitate the effective and efficient conservation of these four priority grassland bird species throughout their annual cycles and range-wide habitats.

Partners: Many in the US, Canada, and Mexico