Product Type: Open-file Report
Author(s): Ruth, J.M., W.C. Barrow, R.S. Sojda, D.K. Dawson, R.H. Diehl, A. Manville, M.T. Green, D.J. Kreuper, and S. Johnston
Ruth, J.M., W.C. Barrow, R.S. Sojda, D.K. Dawson, R.H. Diehl, A. Manville, M.T. Green, D.J. Kreuper, and S. Johnston. 2005. Advancing migratory bird conservation and management by using radar: an interagency collaboration: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1173. 12 p.
This publication is available from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center .
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists at Fort Collins Science Center, National Wetlands Research Center, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, as well as USFWS Migratory Bird biologists across the country, are collaborating with university partners to develop a suite of products for managers. The goals are to identify migratory pathways and stopover sites for conservation, mitigation, and landscape planning; convey the importance of functional landscapes and unobstructed airspaces for migrating wildlife; enable use of radar by the wider biological, wind power, and related communities; and simplify the analysis of radar data. The long term focus is to use radar technologies to better understand movement patterns and habitat associations of migratory birds and other wildlife. Land managers and industry may use the knowledge and tools developed to optimize the siting of energy projects, other facilities, and migratory bird habitat projects.
Applying radar technology to migratory bird conservationand management: Strengthening and expanding a collaborative effort. Workshop participant notebook for USGS-USFWS workshop held 24-25 October 2006