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Survey design for monitoring Sooty Grouse in Western Oregon

Duration

January 2009 - December 2010

Narrative

Sooty Grouse are a harvested species in Oregon, but there is currently no protorocl in place for monitoring populations. This project investigated the feasibility of a roadside survey during the spring to index populations based on the number of calling males heard along specified routes.

Research Products and Activities

Technical Publications

  • Fox, TT, BD Dugger, and KM Dugger. 2009. Pilot study: survey of Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus fuliginosus) abundance in western Oregon. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
  • Fox, TT, BD Dugger, and KM Dugger. 2011. Survey protocol for monitoring the relative abundance of Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus fuliginosus) populations in western Oregon. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 268

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Links

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Oregon State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute