Public lands and private waters: scarce mesic resources structure land tenure and sage-grouse distributions Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/articles/9w032490v

To the best of our knowledge, one or more authors of this paper were federal employees when contributing to this work. This is the publisher’s final pdf. The article is copyrighted by the author(s) and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on behalf of Ecological Society of America. It can be found at:  http://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%292150-8925/

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Water scarcity in semiarid environments provides a model system to evaluate the role of mesic resources in structuring the distribution and abundance of wildlife. We used remote sensing and point process analyses to evaluate spatio–temporal variability in limited mesic resources in relation to greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) distributions in Oregon, California, and northwest Nevada, USA, 1984–2011. We then link population distribution to changes in resource availability over time, space, and land tenure. Despite encompassing only 2.4% of landscape area, mesic sites influenced sage-grouse breeding distributions as evidenced by significantly shorter lek to mesic resource distances in observed (5.3 km) vs. predicted (8.2 km) values. Population abundance increased with proximity to mesic sites. Lag effects evident in abundance and proximity trends of mesic resources suggest a level of drought tolerance that moderated climatic variability. Mesic abundance and proximity remained relatively stable during the study period in comparison to more dynamic climatic patterns. Drought effects were most pronounced during multiyear events as evidenced by the 1987–1992 period that decreased mesic abundance >25% and approximately doubled mean lek to mesic resource distances (4.8–8.3 km). In our study area, 75% of all mesic resources were in private ownership, where the predominant land use is livestock ranching. Results suggest a holistic conservation strategy inclusive of private and public lands is needed to ensure sage-grouse habitat requisites are met throughout the life cycle of this landscape species.
Resource Type
DOI
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Donnelly, J. P., Naugle, D. E., Hagen, C. A., & Maestas, J. D. (2016). Public lands and private waters: scarce mesic resources structure land tenure and sage‐grouse distributions. Ecosphere, 7(1), e01208. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1208
Series
Keyword
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2016-06-13T19:38:31Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1370 bytes, checksum: cd1af5ab51bcc7a5280cf305303530e9 (MD5) DonnellyPublicLandsPrivateWaters.pdf: 924593 bytes, checksum: 3c9e082f892b7bb50e9e7a07226411e5 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2016-01
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-06-13T19:38:31Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1370 bytes, checksum: cd1af5ab51bcc7a5280cf305303530e9 (MD5) DonnellyPublicLandsPrivateWaters.pdf: 924593 bytes, checksum: 3c9e082f892b7bb50e9e7a07226411e5 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Patricia Black (patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-06-13T19:38:07Z No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1370 bytes, checksum: cd1af5ab51bcc7a5280cf305303530e9 (MD5) DonnellyPublicLandsPrivateWaters.pdf: 924593 bytes, checksum: 3c9e082f892b7bb50e9e7a07226411e5 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 07/26/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items