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Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds
A Guide for Wisconsin

About the Authors

David W. Sample is a grassland community ecologist for the Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Integrated Science Services, a position he has held since 1992. He has been studying grassland bird communities in Wisconsin with the DNR since 1985. His other current research activities include pursuing the integration of grassland bird and other wildlife needs into agricultural ecosystem and habitat management for wildlife on private lands.

phone: 608-221-6351     email:

Michael J. Mossman is a forest community ecologist for the Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Integrated Science Services and has been a wildlife biologist with the bureau since 1987. He previously worked for the Bureau of Endangered resources as a nongame biologist. He has worked on birds in a variety of habitats in the state, including grasslands. His recent research projects have focused on Trumpeter Swan reintroduction, bird communities in old growth forests, and frog and toad monitoring.

phone: 608-221-6346     e-mail:

Both authors are currently stationed at the DNR Research Center, 1350 Femrite Drive, Monona, Wisconsin 53716.

For a printed copy of this publication, please contact David Sample at the DNR Research Center address above, phone 608-221-6351 or e-mail

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides equal opportunity in its employment, programs, services, and functions under an Affirmative Action Plan. If you have any questions, please write to Equal Opportunity Office, Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

This publication is available in alternative format (large print, Braille, audio tape, etc.) upon request. Please call Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Integrated Science Services, at 608-266-0531 for more information.

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