Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00 – 3:30pm (Eastern)

Recording

Background on Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative

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Results from the following two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative. The NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative was founded in 2010 to coordinate studies examining the potential impacts of wind energy development on sage-grouse across their range with the goal of informing wind development and sage-grouse management strategies.

Ecology of male Greater Sage-Grouse in relation to wind energy development in Wyoming

Presenter: Chris Hansen, University of Missouri

Research Team: Joshua Millspaugh, University of Montana; Mark Rumble, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Scott Gamo, Wyoming Game and Fish Department; Chris Hansen and Aleshia Fremgen, University of Missouri; Jon Kehmeier and Nate Wojcik, SWCA Environmental Consultants; Garry Miller, Power Company of Wyoming

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Publications to Date:

Microhabitat selection of brood-rearing sites by greater sage-grouse in Carbon County, Wyoming

Western North American Naturalist

Leslie A. Schreiber, Christopher P. Hansen, Mark A. Rumble, Joshua J. Millspaugh, R. Scott Gamo, Jon W. Kehmeier, and Nate Wojcik

Male greater sage-grouse detectability on leks

Journal of Wildlife Management

Aleshia L. Fremgen, Christopher P. Hansen, Mark A. Rumble, R. Scott Gamo, Joshua J. Millspaugh

Greater sage-grouse apparent nest productivity and chick survival in Carbon County, Wyoming

Wildlife Biology

Leslie A. Schreiber, Christopher P. Hansen, Mark A. Rumble, Joshua J. Millspaugh, Frank R. Thompson III, R. Scott Gamo, Jon W. Kehmeier and Nate Wojik

Microsite selection and survival of greater sage-grouse nests in Carbon County, Wyoming

Journal of Wildlife Management

Christopher P. Hansen, Leslie A. Schreiber, Mark A. Rumble, Joshua J. Millspaugh, R. Scott Gamo, Jon W. Kehmeier, Nate Wojcik

Use of multi-state mark-recapture models to assess male greater sage-grouse movements among leks.

Journal of Wildlife Management: in press.

Fremgen, A. L., C. T. Rota, C. P. Hansen, M. A. Rumble, R. S. Gamo, and J. J. Millspaugh.

Effects of a Wind Energy Development on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Selection and Population Demographics in Southeastern Wyoming

Presenter: Chad LeBeau, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Research Team: Chad LeBeau, Greg Johnson, Ryan Nielson, Mandy Kauffman, and Trent McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.; Matthew Holloran, Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, currently at Operational Conservation; Jeffrey Beck, University of Wyoming; Eli Rodemake, Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, Currently at Image Spatial Consulting

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Final Report:

Effects of a Wind Energy Development on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Selection and Population Demographics in Southeastern Wyoming

Chad W. LeBeau, Greg D. Johnson, Matthew J. Holloran, Jeffrey L. Beck, Ryan M. Nielson, Mandy E. Kauffman, Eli J. Rodemaker, and Trent L. McDonald

Photo Credit: Male Sage Grouse Mid-Strut By Alan Krakauer, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0