Bird Conservation on Private Lands CRP-SAFE, State Acres For Wildlife. Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Historical Distribution in the Western United States. Gillette 2014. Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse. A Year in the Life of CSTG. Leks —Least important habitat type.
Bird Conservation on Private Lands
CRP-SAFE, State Acres For Wildlife
Leks—Least important habitat type.
Nesting—Most important habitat type.
Brood rearing—Defined by insect abundance.
Fall—Less important habitat, cover from predators, switch to berries...
Winter—Fruit bearing shrubs and aspens.
Different goals than general CRP
Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse(CSTG) primarily
1,250,000 total acres
36 states plus Puerto Rico
Leading states by allocation acres:
Idaho—131,100, 2 programs
Texas—125,200, 3 programs
Washington—100,100, 5 programs
South Dakota—97,800, 3 programs
Kansas—97,000, 2 programs
Iowa—93,350, 4 programs
Nebraska—81,900, 2 programs
Colorado—52,050, 4 programs
Minnesota—48,700 1 program
Ohio—42,600, 7 programs
Douglass Co. WA—50,087
Bailey Co. TX—44,492
Power Co. ID—41,833
CSTG management plan
Private Land funds for officer time
Landowner search requests
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes MOU
Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Occupied leks
“there are leks on my land, but you will never know where”
“When are you coming out to find the leks on my land.”
~20,000 acres available for SE Idaho.
General CRP reductions in current Farm Bill.
Fewer acres with diversity vs. more acres near monocultures
Brewer’s Sparrow vs. Savannah Sparrow
Land use within 1.2 mile buffers of CSTG leks.