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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Distribution and Habitat Selection/space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila Chrysaetos)...

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 3050-11210-007-96
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Our overarching goal is to assess the risk that proposed wind energy developments might have on resident and migratory golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico and help develop mitigation strategies that will reduce impact. To accomplish this goal, we seek to assess habitat use, productivity and survival of golden eagles areas with a high potential for wind energy development.

Approach:
1. Conduct at Cooperator facilities and elsewhere as appropriate, research directed toward: a. Assessing habitat and space use of migratory and resident golden eagles in areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a focus on areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico. b. Identifying nest sites and estimate productivity and survival of golden eagles on BLM managed lands in areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico. c. Determine phylogeographic patterns of relatedness for resident and wintering golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico and identify origin and migration patterns for wintering golden eagles. d. Indentify the origin and migration patters for golden eagles over-wintering in southeastern and south-central New Mexico.

Last Modified: 11/26/2014
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