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Evaluation of the Bird Conservation Area Concept in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Annual Report: 1998

Table 1

Table 1. Study areas in northwestern Minnesota tallgrass prairie fragments.
Prairie Size category Landscape Plot size (ha) Nest search Ownership
Glyndon Region (south)
Hoykens small neutral 5.75 Yes WPA1
"Refuge"2 small neutral 10.50 Yes State Game Refuge
Spring Creek small neutral 12.00 Yes WPA
Zimmerman small neutral 6.00 Yes TNC3
Eide small neutral 1.00 No WPA
Sagebraaten small neutral 3.00 No WPA
"Private"4 small hostile 4.50 Yes WPA
Ulen small hostile 5.50 Yes WMA5
Buffalo E small hostile 3.00 No State Park
Bicentennial large neutral 16.00 Yes SNA6
Bluestem N large neutral 15.25 Yes TNC
Margherita large neutral 12.00 No TNC
Blazing Star large neutral 16.00 No TNC
Rice-Elliott large neutral 16.00 No TNC
Bluestem S large hostile 15.00 Yes TNC
Buffalo W large hostile 16.00 Yes State Park
Flickertail large hostile 12.00 No WPA
Fuglie large hostile 16.00 No WPA
Crookston Region (north)
Foxboro small neutral 6.00 Yes SNA
Mentor SW small neutral 9.00 Yes WMA
Shypoke small neutral 6.00 Yes WMA
Dugdale small neutral 6.00 No WMA
Chicog NW small hostile 3.75 Yes WMA
Mentor W small hostile 8.75 Yes WMA
Tilden small hostile 8.25 Yes WMA
Chicog E small hostile 1.00 No WMA
Mentor NW small hostile 3.00 No WMA
Pankratz S large neutral 16.00 Yes TNC
Tympanuchus large neutral 16.00 Yes WMA
Pankratz N large neutral 16.00 No TNC
Pembina Trail large neutral 16.00 No TNC
Burnham Creek large hostile 12.00 Yes WMA
Pankratz/Kertzonville large hostile 15.00 Yes TNC/WMA
Chicog W large hostile 12.00 No WMA
1 Waterfowl Production Area
2 State Game Refuge on north side of Hwy 26 at large rock pile, east of Hwy 9.
3 The Nature Conservancy
4 State Game Refuge immediately south of the Shrike Unit
5 Wildlife Management Area
6 Scientific and Natural Area

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