Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring: Daubenmire versus Line-Point Intercept

Thacker, Eric
Messmer, Terry
Burritt, Beth
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground• Evaluation of range/habitat projects for sage-grouserequire careful monitoring to measure their impact.• Daubenmire canopy cover and line-point interceptdid not yield similar results.• As herbaceous canopy cover increased, the differencesbetween the cover estimates increased.• Adoption of both techniques by both groups may bethe only feasible solution since institutional constraintslimit either group from changing monitoring techniques.Keywords: monitoring, habitat, canopy cover,methods comparison, sage-grouse.
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