Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contributions to wildlife habitat, management issues, challenges and policy choices- an annotated bibliography

Product Type: 

Scientific Investigations Report

Year: 

2012

Author(s): 

Allen, A.W. and M.W. Vandever

Suggested Citation: 

Allen, A.W. and M.W. Vandever. 2012. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contributions to wildlife habitat, management issues, challenges and policy choices- an annotated bibliography. Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5066. Reston, VA: US Geological Survey. 185 p.

The following bibliography presents brief summaries of documents relevant to Conservation Reserve Program relations to wildlife habitat, habitat management in agriculturally dominated landscapes, and conservation policies potentially affecting wildlife habitats in agricultural ecosystems. Because the literature summaries furnished provide only sweeping overviews, users are urged to obtain and evaluate those papers appearing useful to obtain a more complete understanding of study findings and their implications to conservation in agricultural ecosystems.

The bibliography contains references to reports that reach beyond topics that directly relate to the Conservation Reserve Program. Sections addressing grassland management and landowner surveys/opinions, for example, furnish information useful for enhancing development and administration of conservation policies affecting lands beyond those enrolled in conservation programs. Some sections of the bibliography (for example, agricultural conservation policy, economics, soils) are far from inclusive of all relevant material written on the subject. Hopefully, these sections will serve as fundamental introductions to related issues.

In a few instances, references may be presented in more than one section of the bibliography. For example, individual papers specifically addressing both non-game and game birds are included in respective sections of the bibliography. Duplication of citations and associated notes has, however, been kept to a minimum.