Assessing sandhill crane roosting habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska

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Title Assessing sandhill crane roosting habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska
Creator Kinzel, P. J.; Nelson, J. M.; Parker, R. S.
Subject Water conservation; Water levels
Spatial Coverage Platte River Valley (Neb.)
Description Each spring approximately 500,000 sandhill cranes and some endangered whooping cranes use the Central Platte River Valley in Nebraska as a staging habitat during their migration north to breeding and nesting grounds in Canada, Alaska, and the Siberian Arctic. Over the last century changes in the flow of the river have altered the river channels and the distribution of roost sites. USGS researchers studied linkages between water flow, sediment supply, channel morphology, and preferred sites for crane roosting. These results are useful for estimating crane populations and for providing resource managers with techniques to understand crane habitats.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 2005
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/2005/3029/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/2005/3029/
Source Kinzel, P. J.; Nelson, J. M.; Parker, R. S., Assessing sandhill crane roosting habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact sheet 2005-3029, 2 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6k936fb
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145809
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k936fb
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