Factors influencing wetland use by Canada geeseWetlands
AbstractSeasonal and semi-permanent wetlands in eastern South Dakota were surveyed in 1995 and 1996 to identify habitat characteristics influencing wetland use by Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima). Position of a wetland within the landscape and its area were important landscape-scale features influencing wetland use by geese. Our delineation of potential Canada goose habitat using a wetland geographic information system indicated that distribution and area of semi-permanent wetlands likely limit Canada goose occurrence in regions outside the Prairie Coteau. Periodicity in hydrologic cycles within landscapes also may influence goose use of wetlands in eastern South Dakota.
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Citation InformationDavid E. Naugle, Jeffrey S. Gleason, Jonathan A. Jenks, Kenneth E. Higgins, et al.. "Factors influencing wetland use by Canada geese" Wetlands Vol. 17 Iss. 4 (1997) p. 552 - 558
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