Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
We are indebted to J. Belant, L. Cowardin, R. Gebhard, P. Prigge, H. Pywell, T. Sklebar, C. Storrs, and B. Wilen for detailed maps of study areas and for computations of habitat compositions of each area. We thank R. Severson and O. Corr for providing field training in carnivore track identification; D. Johnson for assistance in designing predator surveys, developing data recording formats, and data analysis; C. Nustad and D. Rova for assistance with data processing. We are grateful to D. Rova and D. Twedt for graphics preparation; R. Thielman for photographic assistance; A. Zimmerman for library assistance; and T. Hanson for typing manuscript drafts.
Collection of field data involved many individuals whose assistance is greatly appreciated. For field assistance with the Stabilized Regulations Study we thank C. Abbott, T. Arnold, W. Arnsberg, R. Bennetts, C. Bitler, T. Bollinger, D. Brandt, J. Callow, O. Corr, G. Costanzo, J. Devries, N. Dietz, B. Dirks, L. Erickson-Eastwood, K. Eskowich, B. Estell, D. Fellows, J. Fleskes, M. Garrett, D. Gawlik, W. Green, N. Gruenhagen, N. Hall, J. Henne, J. Holm, M. Hurley, M.J. Johnson, D. Kane, D. Kenmer, V. Kimmel, A. Klett, G. Lapointe, J. Lokemoen, J. Lord, J. Massopust, R. Mellott, C. Mitchell, R. Naze, S. Olmstead, D. Orthmeyer, C. Osmundson, G. Pendleton, L.G. Peterson, T. Peterson, S. Rule, J. Schweiger, R. Severson, D. Sharp, J. Shoemaker, G. Simonson, M. Spoden, C. Sweeney, M. Sword, P. Taminoto, P. Tebble, J. Telleen, J. Theade, R. Tweten, C. Van Fossen, P. Wilson, R. Woodward, and G. Zenitskty.
For field assistance with the Central Flyway study we thank L. Anderson, I. Ball, D. Beck, R. Bennett, H. Browers, O. Corr, J. Harber, A. Hetrick, M. A. Johnson, E. Keyser, M. Kintigh, R. Libra, R. Lundquist, C. Olawsky, D. Orthmeyer, W. Scott, K. Shea, J. Shoemaker, S. Sovey, L Tangen, D. Timpe, S. Thompson, and B. Wangler.
For field assistance in the small unit management study we thank M. Albrecht, P. Arnold, J. Belant, P. Berthelsen, M. Boyer, R. Brown, R. Brust, J. Cable, D. Callow, R. Cordray, J. Cowardin, N. Dietz, B. DeSantos, B. Dirks, D. DeWitt, C. Dwyer, D. Ecklund, J. Edwards, G. Falk, P. Fasbender, D. Fellows, G. Fisher, E. Forgaard, R. Gaines, E. Gilbert, C. Goddard, M. Goddard, C. Grosskreutz, K. Grosz, H. Guse, S. Hall, A. Hancock, B. Hanson, J. Hamlin, K. Harris, S. Hart, T. Hawkes, J. Hegeness, D. Henry, D. Hertel, D. Janes, D. Johnson, M.J. Johnson, P. Johnson, B. Kietzman, D. Licht, J. Lokemoen, T. Loose, C. Luna, S. Manley, G. McDaniel, K. McDowell, W. Mulvaney, W. Norling, M. Olson, W. Olson, L.G. Peterson, L.N. Peterson, J. Payne, P. Pietz, S. Pitschka, C. Prosser, G. Riscahl, R. Risdahl, B. Rogers, S. Ross, J. Russell, R. Sanders, B. Schultz, W. Seybold, K. Sittauer, E. Smith, P. Smith, E. Sparks, M. Spoden, D. Stagg, L. Stevenson, M. Veloske, M. Vrtiska, and R. Woods.
We are indebted to the numerous unnamed individuals in Canada and the United States who participated in a variety of other important ways by providing facilities, equipment, and liaison that were essential for successful conduct of this study. We are also indebted to S. Allen, I. Ball, W. Berg, R. Clark, K. DeSmet, R. Jones, C. Johnson, D. Johnson, M. A. Johnson, R. Koford, J. Lokemoen, K. Lungle, R. Murphy, W. Newton, E. Rockwell, T. Sankowski, and three anonymous referees for reviewing drafts of this manuscript and offering many useful comments.
Finally, we thank the many landowners in the three provinces and four states who kindly allowed us to work on their lands and who extended their friendship during the course of our evaluations.