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Spatially-Explicit Decision Support Tool for Guiding Habitat Conservation for Western Gulf Coast Mottled Ducks

Conserving the mottled duck in Louisiana and Texas

Dates

Start Date
2012-08-01
End Date
2014-12-01
Start Date
2012-08-01 05:00:00
End Date
2014-12-02 05:59:59

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Bart M. Ballard(Principal Investigator), Gulf Coast Joint Venture(Cooperator/Partner), Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Anastasia Krainyk(Co-Investigator), 2012-08-01(Start), 2014-12-01(End), Spatially-Explicit Decision Support Tool for Guiding Habitat Conservation for Western Gulf Coast Mottled Ducks, http://gulfcoastprairielcc.org/science/science-projects/conserving-the-mottled-duck-in-louisiana-and-texas/, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/53b477e5e4b07c5f79a7f446

Summary

The mottled duck, a focal species for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is one of only a few duck species adapted to breeding in southern marshes. A major part of its population spends its entire life cycle within a relatively small coastal area in eastern Texas and western Louisiana. This is a thriving part of the Mississippi and Central Flyways, two of four major waterfowl migration routes in North America. In recent years, the mottled duck’s habitat and surrounding areas have been compromised by urbanization, agricultural development, and changes to the area’s hydrology affecting coastal wetlands. The latter threat includes the ramifications of climate change, such as sea level rise and atypically variable [...]

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Purpose

Developing this science is a priority for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The project involves developing a computer modeling tool to help prioritize habitat conservation for the mottled duck. The tool will help partners target habitat areas that are most likely to boost the duck’s breeding success, at the same time benefitting a dozen other grassland- and wetland-dependent species throughout the area. It also will help Texas and Louisiana advance a more unified approach to mottled duck conservation.

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typeTarget Audience or End Users
valueWaterfowl Habitat Managers
projectStatusCompleted

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year2011
fundingSources
amount67113.0
recipientTexas A&M University - Kingsville
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds67113.0
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typeAgreement Number
valueF11AC00806
totalFunds67113.0

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  • Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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