Effect of conifer treatments and landscape management on obligate songbirds and Pinyon Jays in the Great Basin
Conifer removal is a key tool for restoring and conserving sagebrush ecosystems and greater sage-grouse populations. Yet, there are still gaps on the response of sagebrush obligate songbirds and pinyon jays to conifer treatments. By monitoring songbird response to management at local and watershed scales, we will be able to ensure we are meeting and balancing sagebrush-steppe, sagebrush obligate-songbird, and greater sage-grouse conservation with the needs of the declining pinyon jay.
University of Georgia, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Bureau of Land Management