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

Iowa Project

Evaluating the benefits of practices implemented under the Working Lands for Wildlife Program (WLFW) targeting northern bobwhites

September 2021 - September 2024


Participating Agencies

  • USDA, NRCS Resources Assessment Division

The USDA Working Lands for Wildlife program seeks to improve habitat on working farms and ranches for northern bobwhites and a range of other wildlife species that benefit from early successional ecosystems. This project will investigate the degree to which bobwhite presence is an indicator of the presence of other priority bird species and the benefits of WLFW practices to nongame birds.

Presentations Presentation Date
Ford, J.M., A.M. Tucker, A. Janke, and T. Harms. 2024. Grassland bird community benefits from northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) habitat management. Oral presentation at the Winter Meeting of the Iowa Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Ames, IA. February 2024