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Ecology and Management of Islands, Peninsulas and Structures for Nesting Waterfowl

GIF - Mother Duck and Ducklings

August 17-19, 1988
Gladstone Inn
Jamestown, North Dakota

This resource is based on the following source:
Anonymous.  1988.  Abstracts for the Symposium "Ecology and Management of
     Islands, Peninsulas and Structures for Nesting Waterfowl; 17-19
     August 1988, Jamestown, North Dakota.  48 pages. 
This resource should be cited as:
Anonymous.  1988.  Abstracts for the Symposium "Ecology and Management of
     Islands, Peninsulas and Structures for Nesting Waterfowl; 17-19
     August 1988, Jamestown, North Dakota.  Northern Prairie Wildlife
     Research Center Online.
     (Version 16JUL98).

Table of Contents

Symposium Committee and Sponsors


Session 1: Using Electric Fence Barriers to Manage Waterfowl

Boosting Production with Baskets and Barriers
Kevin Brennan
The Effects of Cover Manipulation and Electric Predator Barrier on Lake Albert in South Dakota
Gay Simpson and Dan Limmer
Prairie Pothole Project Predator-Fenced Cover Plot Evaluations
Kim Eskowich and Dave Duncan
Duck Nesting Success in and Homing to an Electric-Fenced Area in Iowa
James Hansen, Ronald Andrews, Theodore LaGrange and Alan Hancock
Bullsnake Predation on Nesting Waterfowl on Points and Islands on Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
Leonard McDaniel
Waterfowl Production on Peninsulas Where Predators are Excluded by Electric Barriers
John Lokemoen and Robert Woodward
Reflections on Electric Fence Management and Research
Philip Arnold
Bureau of Land Management Waterfowl Enhancement Projects in Southeastern Montana
Mark Gorges
Waterfowl and Piping Plover use of Points and Islands in Northwestern North Dakota
Tim Kessler, Frank Kartch and Dave Gillund

Session 2: Nesting Structures for Ducks

Waterfowl Nesting Structures used at the Pipestem Dam Project
Robert Martin
Waterfowl use of Man-Made Nesting Structures in South Dakota
Marcy Haworth and Ken Higgins
Waterfowl Production on Rock Islands and Floating Nest Structures in Alberta
Brett Calverly and Gary Stewart
Evaluation of an Electric Fenced Peninsula on the Young WPA, in the Kulm Wetland Management District
Lee Albright and Robert Vanden Berge
Mississippi River: Environmental Management Program--A Test of Predator-Free Nesting Islands
John Wetzel and Robert Dahlgren
Elevated Nest Structures for Canada Geese in Northwest Montana
Dennis Mackey, William Matthews, Jr. and I.J. Ball
A Floating Nest Platform for Trumpeter Swan and Related Species
Terry McEneaney
Evaluation of Waterfowl Habitat Structures in Southwest Montana
Jim Roscoe

Wednesday Evening Session:

Effect of Artificial Nests on Mallard Production
Przemyslaw Majewski and Jacek Engel

Session 3: Use of Nesting Islands by Ducks

Duckling Survival and Habitat use in an Island Nesting Population: Garrison Reservoir, North Dakota
Mark Willms and Rodney Sayler
Impact of Mammalian Predators on Waterfowl Productivity: Mallard Island, North Dakota
Rodney Sayler and Mark Willms
Duck Nesting on Islands Constructed in Upland Habitat at Delta, Manitoba
Robert Jones
Ducks Nesting on Chesapeake Bay Islands, 1950's Versus 1980's
Vernon Stotts, Steve Funderburk, and Daniel Stotts
Island and Peninsula Cutoff Projects on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District
Steve Knode
Dense Nesting of Gadwalls and Lesser Scaups on Jessie Lake, Alberta
Bruce Turner, Paul Pryor, David Sharp, and Ray Greenwood
Increasing Waterfowl Nest Densities and success by Managing Predators on Islands in Northeastern North Dakota
Roger Hollevoet, Michael McEnroe and Rick Schnaderbeck
Waterfowl Production and Losses to Predation on Islands at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge
William West and Anna Vos

Session 4: Nesting Structures for Geese

Nesting Islands for Giant Canada Geese in West-Central Illinois
Norman Emerick and Douglas Dufford
Establishment of Nesting Population of Canada Geese in Western Montana Using Nest Platforms Designed to Withstand Adverse Weather Conditions
David McCleery, Robert Hazlewood and Lyn Nielson
Use of Stock Pond Islands by Canada Geese in North-Central Montana
Chris Hoff
Canada Goose Nesting on Artificial Versus Natural Sites at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Gary Ivey, Larry Ditto and Richard Sjostrom
Differential Use of Man-Made Islands for Nesting by Canada Geese
Rober Eng, Don Childress and Tom Carlsen
Use of Artificial Nesting Islands by Dusky Canada Geese on the Copper River Delta, Alaska
Kieth Giexentanner and Donna Kafka
Waterfowl Production on Nesting Islands at Mountain Meadows Reservoir, California
Virginia Getz and James Smith
Waterfowl use of Nesting Islands and Structures in Phillips County, Montana
Dwain Prellwitz, Joe Ball and Susan Ball
Canada Goose Nesting on Natural and Man-Made Islands, Area 8, Montana
Harvey Nyberg

Session 5: Construction Techniques and General Session

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.'s Secure Nesting Habitat Program
Robert Hoffman
Wetland Enhancement Design and Construction Techniques
Dennis McDonough
New Opportunities on Privately Owned Land: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extension Program Predator Management
Ronald Stromstad
Estimating Nest Success on Islands: The Mayfield Method, Apparent Rate or What?
Douglas Johnson and Terry Shaffer
Establishing Low Shrubs on Islands to Provide Waterfowl Nesting Cover
John Lokemoen and Robert Woodward
Controlling Excessive Avian Predation of Duck Nests on Islands at the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area
Tom Carlsen, Jeff Herbert and Robert Eng
Prairie Pothole Project Nest Structure Evaluations
David Duncan, David Pochailo and Kim Eskowich

Poster Session

Waterfowl Nesting Islands in a Mississippi Backwater: An Experiment in Progress
Kathleen Cheap
Artificial Nesting Islands: Ducks Unlimited Canada Experiences in Western Canada
Donald Sexton, Robert MacFarlane and Gary Stewart
Waterfowl use of a New Structure Type and Color-Dyed Nesting Material in Drought Stricken South Dakota--1988
James Ray and Kenneth Higgins

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