• Evolving Management Paradigms on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in the Prairie Pothole Region

      Dixon, C.; Vacek, S.; Grant, T. (Society for Range Management, 2019-02)
      The US Fish and Wildlife Service manages nearly 1 million acres of wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region. Initial management paradigms focused on nesting cover for waterfowl and other birds, which led to idling prairies, and seeding former croplands to non-native plants. Current paradigms encompass a broader focus on ecological integrity and biological diversity, resulting in increased defoliation of prairies and seeding former croplands to native plants.