Monitoring and evaluation of emergent sandbar habitat construction and management projects on the upper Missouri River System

The Army Corps of Engineers recently initiated a program to create and improve emergent sandbar habitat (hereafter ESH) throughout the upper Missouri River system. This program has resulted in creation of three sandbar complexes and implementation of vegetation control on existing sandbars in the Gavins Point reach during 2004 and 2005. In order to meet habitat acreage goals in the Biological Opinion, the Corps has developed extensive plans for numerous additional habitat creation and improvement projects throughout the upper Missouri River system. Given the momentum of current habitat creation and improvement projects and their associated costs, it is imperative that the capacity be available to quantify changes in managed habitats for least terns and piping plovers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is particularly concerned with the potential of managed habitats becoming [see Narratives for more information.]

Principal Investigator(s):

Mark H Sherfy

Project Status:

In Progress




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