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Establishing a Nest Box Program for American Kestrels Along an Interstate Highway

Sponsoring Agencies, Authors, and Illustrators


Nest boxes along the interstate rights-of-way have provided nest sites for American Kestrels. Natural cavities for nesting kestrels are scarce throughout much of Iowa's agricultural landscape. In Iowa, this high profile program has provided an avenue for conservationists to foster public awareness of the importance of roadside environments to wildlife.

Sponsoring Organizations
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Iowa State University
Department of Animal Ecology, Iowa State University
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
Iowa Omithologists' Union
Big Bluestem Audubon Society of Ames
North American Bluebird Society
Iowa Science Foundation

Authors
Daniel E. Varland
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50010

Ronald D. Andrews
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
1203 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Bruce L. Ehresman
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Research Station
Rural Route 1
Boone, Iowa 50036

Illustrations
Carroll Rudy
W3866 Highway H
Chilton, Wisconsin 53014

Graphic Design
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010

Copies of this booklet are still available. For additional copies of this booklet or further assistance, contact the
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program
Wildlife Research Station
Rural Route 1
Boone, Iowa 50036
(515) 432-2823

or for booklets only, contact the
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Project Planning
Planning and Research Division
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010

January 1992


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