Materials for Managers
Here you will find text, tables, and figures that provide
an overview of the project development, important findings, and materials
relevant to landbird conservation. The materials will include PowerPoint
presentations, fact sheets, and case studies exemplifying the use of
decision support tools provided by the project.
Species Management Accounts:
Management guideline fact sheets are available (or
under development) for eight species of conservation
concern as listed by the Partners in Flight organization and the
US Fish and Wildlife Service. These accounts provide
management information concerning each of eight species of conservation
concern that are focal species across the DoD-MAPS demographic monitoring
network. Each account also provides a brief assessment of the species'
sensitivity to climate change.
Recent Reports of Interest:
Comparing and Contrasting
Installation-specific Demographics with Regional Demographics and Landscape
- this report emphasizes the importance of DoD lands in providing
regionally important interior forest in which populations of forest
birds of conservation concern successfully breed.
Fact Sheets, PowerPoint presentations and other materials that summarize
the project and report some results.
- Estimates of DoD-MAPS network-wide survival rate
for 32 species (slide).
Why use demographic monitoring techniques? (PDF)
Decision-support Tools: Tools
for managers and GIS support specialists to assess the impact of proposed
management upon landbird populations. These include instructions for
predicting the effects of management on landbird populations, ArcView
GIS scripts for spatial analysis using FragStats, and pre-programmed
Excel spreadsheets for pre- and post-management prediction of multiple-species
demographics. To apply these tools download
"How-to Notes for Managers
and GIS Specialists" (.doc
Excel Spreadsheet for predicting pre-management and post-management
scripts for FRAGSTATS
(U. Mass.) batch analysis of "cookie-cuts" of land cover (or
other) raster data provided in Bird
and Spatial Datasets. - under construction.
Reference Documents: Documents that
reference the use of demographic monitoring techniques (including
MAPS) in forested land management.