Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project

A multi species approach to managing the effects of weather and land use on upland game birds

August 2017 - July 2019


Participating Agencies

  • Pheasants Forever

Management for upland gamebirds is often focused on managing habitat for a single species. The goal of our project is to determine optimal ways to manage habitat across several upland gamebirds in Kansas. For this project, we are partnering with the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (through USDA NRCS) and Pheasants Forever. Our research can be used to better inform placement and type of habitat management for multiple species of gamebirds.

Research Publications Publication Date
Schindler, A.R., D.A. Haukos, C.A. Hagen, B.E. Ross. 2020. A decision-support tool to prioritize candidate landscapes for lesser prairie-chicken conservation. Landscape Ecology 35:1417-1434. May 2020