Science

banding tanagers

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) has identified many needs for inventory and monitoring work for both plant and animals species on the Refuge.  These projects will be prioritized by need and available funding.  Contact the refuge manager for information regarding ongoing scientific research projects on the Refuge. 


Wetland Monitoring to Inform State-and-Transition Model

Intensive monitoring of vegetation, water quality and soils has taken place since the summer of 2014 to gather data on the current state of certain wetland units on the refuge.  Monitoring with an identical protocol has taken place during this same time frame on 49 wetland units within 12 National Wildlife Refuges across Regions 1, 6 and 8 in the intermountain west and western prairie pothole region.  This monitoring and continued monitoring will help design a tool to determine effects of potential management actions.  Learn more about the project here .