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

Louisiana Project

King rail habitat relationships in freshwater and brackish marshes of southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas

September 2007 - September 2012


Participating Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership

The objectives of this proposed project are to: 1) Determine the distribution of King Rails in selected marsh habitats of southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas, including freshwater and brackish marshes, in both managed and unmanaged sites; 2) Determine local and landscape scale habitat characteristics that affect King Rail distribution in coastal marshes; and 3) Develop GIS-based habitat models to predict King Rail distribution and abundance.