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

Arkansas Project

Evaluation of an expert-based landscape suitability model for King rails in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Joint Venture Region

January 2008 - September 2010


Participating Agencies

  • University of Arkansas
  • USFWS Region 3

The three primary objectives are for evaluating the JV King Rail model are: 1) determine the value of an expert-based approach to landscape assessment for the species, 2) collect actual population and habitat data which will be used to build a better model, and 3) provide better distribution information for this species and other secretive marsh birds sampled while evaluating the model.