This strategy contains recommendations for updated priority information needs that build upon previous priorities identified in the first Priority Information Needs Workshop for sandhill cranes. The development of these updated needs was shaped from work that was completed since the first workshop in April 2009. The strategy is intended to focus stakeholder coordination for completing priorities that will improve management of the six migratory sandhill crane populations. It is also intended to increase financial support for management and research activities over the next 5 to 10 years with thoughtful and deliberate planning built on basic scientific principles.
An Update to the First Priority Needs Document Developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force