IBP is committed, through funding provided by the U.S. Department of
Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, to
provide natural resource managers of military installations
with effective tools for managing particular landbird
populations. The main goals of this project are
to reverse recent population declines of landbirds
and allow managers to assess
the effects of proposed land management on bird populations.
Recently, IBP finished a landscape-scale ecological
analysis of MAPS data (1994-2001) from 78 stations
operating on U.S. Department of Defense installations
under a cooperative agreement between IBP and the
DoD. From these analyses we developed avian population
management strategies from species-landscape
models for ten species of conservation concern that
breed on the installations. The species were identified
from lists provided by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service report entitled
of Conservation Concern 2002.
Click this link to view a PDF version of the executive report
summarizing IBP's pioneering avian demographic/landscape work.