Institute for Bird Populations
partnered with the DoD
Legacy Resource Management Office and DoD natural resource managers
The DoD-MAPS network (Google
Earth Map) monitors the effects of management (or wildfire) on 50+
species, but the primary target installations
include six stations on each of four installations in NABCI Bird Conservation
Region (BCR) 24 (Central Hardwoods)
- Fort Leonard
Wood, MO - monitoring effects of reforestation and wildfire
prevention on 25 species including Field Sparrow. We also conduct
Cerulean Warbler surveys in riparian bottomland forest.
- NSA Crane, IN
- monitoring effects of forest management on community change
(23 species), including interior forest species (e.g. Wood Thrush
and Worm-eating Warbler) and more species (e.g. Blue-winged Warbler
and Kentucky Warbler) more associated with successional habitat.
- Jefferson Proving
Ground, IN - (now Big Oaks NWR) monitoring effects of
forest management (thinning and fire) on the population dynamics of
25 species including forest-dwelling (e.g. Wood Thrush and Ovenbird)
and successional species (e.g.Blue-winged Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler).
- Fort Knox, KY
- monitoring installation-wide declines of 23 species (including Wood
Thrush and Kentucky Warbler) thought to result from residential and
- BCR24 STATIONS POOLED - allows
access to the results of analyzing data pooled from all four installations
Another 18 stations were located on three Texas military
installations, Texas Army Reserve National Guard Camp Swift and Fort
Hood within the Oaks and Praires BCR, and TNG Camp Bowie within the
Edwards Plateau BCR.
- TXARNG Camp
Bowie, TX - monitoring the effects of grazing cessation,
watercourse restoration, and widlfire on 15 landbird species including
- TXARNG Camp
Swift, TX - monitoring the effects of dropzone management
(fire and vegetation removal techniques) on eight species, including
Painted Bunting, and White-eyed Vireo.
- Fort Hood, TX
- monitoring the population dynamics of 19 species including Painted
Bunting and Golden-cheeked Warbler on sites adjacent to managed areas.
- TEXAS STATIONS POOLED - allows
access to the results of analyzing data pooled from all three locations
In addition, six stations were located on US Army Fort
Bragg, North Carolina.
- Fort Bragg,
NC - monitoring effects of long-leaf pine habitat management
on 22 species (including Prairie Warbler), specifically post-fire
community changes in upland habitats.
IBP has monitored birds on other DoD installations
but full MAPS analyses have not been conducted for these locations.
Sugar Grove, WV - Effects of open
woodland management on landbird demographics and butterfly conservation.
Brunswick & Redington SERE School, ME - monitoring
landbirds of population concern.
- Fort Riley,KS.
- Fort Leavenworth, KS.
- Fort Belvoir, VA.
- Fort A.P. Hill, VA.
- NAS Patuxent River, MD
- NAS Dahlgren, MD
- Tidewater Naval Complex, NC/SC.
Our research has
also revealed critically important relationships for several species
(e.g. Painted Bunting and Wood Thrush) showing that seasonal weather
influences population health on both the non-breeding and breeding habitats.
More information regarding these relationships can be found in species
management accounts in the Materials
The project was coordinated by The Institute for Bird
Populations (IBP Staff Page)
lead by Phil Nott and David F.
DeSante. Mary Chambers was responsible for many aspects of website design,
authoring, and preparation of documents.
Funding for these activities has been provided by the Legacy Resources
Management Office, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Naval Facilities
Engineering Command, Atlantic Division.
IBP Contact details
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1346; Point Reyes Station,
CA 94956-1346; USA.
Shipping Address: 11435 State Route One, Suite 23; Point Reyes
Station, CA 94956; USA.
Telephone: (415) 663-1436 FAX: (415) 663-9482
Nott, M. P.and M. Chambers. 2008. Monitoring, Modeling, and Managing
Landbird Populations on Department of Defense Lands. Website supporting
research findings and management decision-support tools for Department
of Defense natural resource managers. A report to the DoD Legacy Resources
Management Office, Washington D.C. http://birdpop.org/dod/dod_ibp.htm
(3 March 2010)
edited March 4th, 2010