Accession Number : ADA322703

Title :   Waterfowl Production on the Woodworth Station in South-Central North Dakota, 1965-1981.

Descriptive Note : Resource publication no. 180,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE JAMESTOWN ND NORTHERN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Higgins, Kenneth F. ; Kirsch, Leo M. ; Klett, Albert T. ; Miller, Harvey W.

PDF Url : ADA322703

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The maintenance of healthy wetland and upland environments and desired populations of waterfowl depends on increasingly sophisticated management programs for public and private lands. New management techniques, properly researched and tested, need to be made available to managers and incorporated into broader programs as quickly as possible. These principles were some of the basics incorporated into the initial program of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center when it was established in 1963. The Woodworth site was selected and it centered around an initial group of waterfowl production areas. The Woodworth Station's research and management programs evolved rapidly. There was a need to develop new wetland enhancement and upland habitat management techniques that could be applied to broader land use practices and programs, for the purposes of increasing production and survival of prairie ducks, other migratory birds, and resident wildlife. During the past 28 years, the Woodworth Station has made a significant contribution to waterfowl management, especially in the Prairie Region of the United States and Canada.

Descriptors :   *REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), *WATERFOWL, *NORTH DAKOTA, PRODUCTION, CANADA, POPULATION, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), INDEXES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, WETLANDS, HABITATS, LAND USE, WILDLIFE, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), GRAZING, ANIMAL MIGRATION, NESTING(ANIMALS), DUCKS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE