Feathers [Website]

Product Type: 

Web Application

Year: 

2012

Author(s): 

Oyler-McCance, S.J., B.C. Fedy, T.W. Miller, M.K. Eberhardt Frank, and G.A. Montgomery

Suggested Citation: 

Oyler-McCance, S.J., B.C. Fedy, T.W. Miller, M.K. Eberhardt Frank, and G.A. Montgomery. 2012. Feathers [Website]. Fort Collins, CO: USGS Fort Collins Science Center. 5 p.

Feathers is a collaborative Sage-grouse connectivity study to examine gene flow across the range-wide distribution of greater sage-grouse is being initiated in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service through the Sage-Grouse Initiative, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the USDA Forest Service, and the US Geological Survey. The goal of this study is to collect fine-scale genetic data from greater sage-grouse feathers collected at breeding locations (leks) throughout the entire range covering 11 states and 2 provinces. Over 5,000 leks are currently mapped and visited each year for population monitoring.