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Development of an Adaptive Management Framework for Black Rail Conservation and Habitat Management

A FWSR4 FY19 Science Support Partnership and Quick Response Programs for the Southeast Region Project
Principal Investigator
James Lyons

Dates

Start Date
2019
End Date
2021
End Date
2023

Summary

The Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) is the most secretive of the secretive marsh birds and one of the least understood bird species in North America. The Eastern Black Rail (L. j. jamaicensis) is listed as endangered in five states along the Atlantic Coast and is under review for federal listing. Historical population size was likely in the tens of thousands but is now believed to be in the hundreds or low thousands (Watts 2016). Within the United States, Eastern Black Rails breed within three general geographic areas within the United States - the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast and the Midwest-Great Plains. The Atlantic Coast has generally been considered to support the largest breeding population throughout the range with pairs [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
James Lyons
Lead Organization :
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Funding Agency :
SSP-QR FWSR4
Co-Investigator :
Tim Jones, Aimee Weldon

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Communities

  • SSP/QR FWSR4
  • USGS/FWS Science Support Partnership Program

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Alternate Titles

  • 19-R5-01

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
RegistrationUUID LCC 74c9aa66-b33c-4a94-91ac-dc0a74d57707
StampID LCC FWSR418-LJ0439

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