South Dakota Project
Evaluation of cover crops for grassland nesting waterfowl in Eastern South Dakota
July 2017 - June 2020
- South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks via Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration
- Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
With continuing grassland losses throughout the Prairie Pothole Region, alternative methods of providing nesting cover for avifauna is warranted. Fall-seeded cover crops may provide such an alternate habitat type. This study will evaluate the efficacy of such practices as a means to benefit nesting waterfowl in Eastern South Dakota.