Evaluating the effectiveness of conservation actions directed for greater sage-grouse using hierarchical models and the Conservation Efforts Database
The Conservation Efforts Database is a web-based data portal to collect information from federal and non-federal partners on management actions that benefitecosystems and sagebrush-dependent wildlife habitats. This project leverages the existing hierarchical population modeling framework and modifies it to identify when significantly declining populations of sage-grouse have recovered to reflect broad-scale trends, and whether recovery can be linked to conservation actions captured through the Conservation Efforts Database and Land Treatment Digital Library, occurring across the geographic range of sage-grouse.
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Science Applications