Habitat and Population Evaluation Team
Midwest Region

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Who We Are

What We Do

Biological Field Activities

Strategic Management Tools
and Mapping Products

Conservation Plans

Contact Us

Habitat and Population Evaluation Team
18965 County Hwy 82 S
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218-739-2291

What We Do


To work in partnerships, providing information and tools needed to conserve and restore landscapes to meet the habitat needs of wildlife and the environmental quality needs of humans while ensuring regional economic viability.

  • Provide biological decision support through regional conservation planning

  • Develop and apply models that relate bird populations to their habitats

  • Integrate continental avian conservation initiatives through landscape design

  • Assess the impacts of habitat management on bird populations

  • Act as a liaison manager and researcher, insuring that management information needs are met and that research results are relevantly applied

Biological Field Activities...

  • 4 Square Mile surveys

  • Nest dragging

  • Shorebird monitoring

  • Upland and wetland monitoring

  • Predator population monitoring

  • Duck banding

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What's New

Strategic Management Tools


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State Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

  • Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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Federal Agencies

  • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    • Migratory Birds and State Programs

    • Region 3 Refuges and Wetland Management Districts

  • Corps of Engineers

  • U. S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service

  • U. S. Geological Survey – Biological Resources Division

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Non-Government Partners

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Minnesota Waterfowl Association

  • Pheasants Forever

  • Red River Basin Institute

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Last updated: March 4, 2009