Title

1994 Study 3 Field and Office Procedures Handbook

Document Type

NCA Publications/Technical Bulletins

Publication Date

3-5-1994

Page Numbers

1-20

Abstract

In 1994, Study 3 personnel will conduct 5 primary field tasks in the Snake River Birds of Prey Area (SRBOPA). In the benchlands adjacent to the Snake River Canyon, we will: 1) conduct surveys of most of the historically occupied raptor nesting areas; 2) conduct quadrat surveys to locate new nesting areas on the bench; snd 3) conduct habitat assessments at all occupied nesting areas found during benchland surveys. In the Snake River Canyon, we will: 1) assess raptor nesting densities using point surveys; and 2) monitor prairie falcon, golden eagle, and ferruginous hawk productivity. In addidtion, other relevant observations (e.g., of banded or color-marked raptors, or raptor mortalities) may occur during field surveys.

The research approach and general methods of Study 3 are presented in the overall research plan )copies available for review) and in the amended 1994 study plan (received by all field crew members). For each of the above tasks, specific procedures, field maps, aerial photographs, tracking sheets, and other data sheets will be used. This handbook outlines data collection and reporting procedures for all tasks.

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USDI, BLM, Boise District Office, RRTAC, Boise, ID

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1994 Study 3 Field and Office Procedures Handbook

In 1994, Study 3 personnel will conduct 5 primary field tasks in the Snake River Birds of Prey Area (SRBOPA). In the benchlands adjacent to the Snake River Canyon, we will: 1) conduct surveys of most of the historically occupied raptor nesting areas; 2) conduct quadrat surveys to locate new nesting areas on the bench; snd 3) conduct habitat assessments at all occupied nesting areas found during benchland surveys. In the Snake River Canyon, we will: 1) assess raptor nesting densities using point surveys; and 2) monitor prairie falcon, golden eagle, and ferruginous hawk productivity. In addidtion, other relevant observations (e.g., of banded or color-marked raptors, or raptor mortalities) may occur during field surveys.

The research approach and general methods of Study 3 are presented in the overall research plan )copies available for review) and in the amended 1994 study plan (received by all field crew members). For each of the above tasks, specific procedures, field maps, aerial photographs, tracking sheets, and other data sheets will be used. This handbook outlines data collection and reporting procedures for all tasks.