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Monday, February 6 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Technical Session. Prairie Restoration and Translocation to Bolster Greater Prairie-Chicken Populations in Missouri Benefit Both Chickens and Other Species

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AUTHORS: Dr. Andrew J. Gregory, School of Earth Environment and Society, Bowling Green State University; Dr. Thomas Thompson, Missouri Department of Conservation

ABSTRACT: As recent as 1970, there were >12,000 Greater Prairie-Chickens in Missouri, but by 2000, 300 birds. To accomplish this, prairie restoration began and birds were translocated to MO from KS. The results of these efforts were the reclamation of >4,000 acres of prairie, an increase in MO Greater Prairie-Chickens and genetic introgression and among MO and KS birds. Moreover, many other prairie species returning the area. Moreover, many other prairie species have benefited from the prairie restoration. 

Monday February 6, 2017 1:40pm - 2:00pm CST
Grand Ballroom B

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