Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center
Aquatic Education, Clean Up and Restoration at the East Fork Chisholm Creek (KS)
Restore 5 acres of riparian habitat and perform water quality monitoring and trash removal on a mile of East Fork Chisholm Creek. Project will use professional naturalists and volunteers to lead aquatic education with 900 high school students and use 100 volunteers to collect 2,000 pounds of trash and debris and remove 5 acres of invasive bush honeysuckle in the riparian area surrounding the creek.
Coordinating Range Wildlife Conservation in the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range (CO, KS, NM, OK, TX)
Work with private landowners and other partners to implement on-the-ground riparian habitat restoration across the lesser prairie chicken range. Project will enroll landowners into voluntary contracts that will restore or improve management on 30,000 acres of southwestern grassland habitat.
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Implement a Radio Telemetry Network in the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert to Monitor Grassland Birds (multiple states)
Implement a collaborative network of automated radio telemetry stations throughout the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert to monitor the annual cycle of grassland birds, including Baird’s sparrow, Sprague’s pipit and chestnut-collared longspur. Project will initiate this effort by holding webinars to recruit and train partners and develop a plan to track grassland birds across the region, install telemetry stations to track focal species, and deploy tags on focal species.