The goal of our work at the Natural Resources Research Institute (University of Minnesota Duluth) and our collaborators, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and three national forests in this region (Chippewa and Superior in Minnesota and the Chequamegon in Wisconsin) is to sustain forest resources and bird diversity in western Great Lakes forests.

Our approach for meeting this objective includes:

  • Monitoring. An extensive, long-term monitoring program with over 1600 off-road sampling points designed to track regional population trends and investigate the response of forest birds to regional land use patterns.

  • Research. Intensive field studies designed to describe bird-habitat relationships and identify factors responsible for observed population trends.

  • Modeling. Use of geographic information system (GIS) techniques to spatially and temporally relate distribution and abundance of forest birds to forest habitat features at the stand and landscape levels.

  • Education and Management. Dissemination of research findings and development of educational and management tools to promote forest bird conservation.

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2007 Annual Report

Updated species trends

| Funding| Citation | Publications | Study Area | Bird Counts | Trend Analysis |
| Land Cover | Species Accounts | Species Maps | Species Trends | Queries | Sustain |
| LANDIS | Probability Models | CART Models | Education | Reports | Links |

Thanks to Jack Bartholmai, Dennis Malueg, Thomas Schultz and the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas for providing photos