International Conservation Planning for Sprague’s Pipit

International Conservation Planning for Sprague’s Pipit

We recently completed a spatially explicit population model for Sprague’s Pipits (SPPI) across their entire North American breeding range. The partners assembled all known bird survey data within the SPPI breeding range in the U.S. and Canada from 2003 to present.  We did so by coordinating with state, provincial, and federal agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations. The SPPI modeling effort represents the first attempt at building an international model for non-game species between the PPJV and the PHJV.  We are actively using our results to coordinate among the UWFS Ecological Services, Migratory Birds, and Refuge programs so the USFWS has clear communication on the upcoming ESA listing decision.

Partners: The Nature Conservancy, University of Montana, Region 6 HAPET, BLM