Benefits of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to Breeding Ducks

Benefits of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to Breeding Ducks

We initiated a project to develop a spatial database to map and inventory wildlife extension agreements made by the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program in the U.S. PPR from 1987-2004. The database was used to apply predictive models of breeding duck pair capacity to estimate the biological accomplishments of the program. Our results indicate that Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects in the PPR of North Dakota and South Dakota add approximately 75,000 ducks to each year’s fall flight.  Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects also provide habitat for many species of non-game birds, as well as provide healthier grasslands and an improved bottom line for ranchers. 

Partners: Pheasants Forever, Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, Region 6 Partners Program, and Region 6 HAPET