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Find Best Management Practices (BMP)

Learn how to implement practice measures for wildlife habitat management or prescribed grazing, with these BMPs. The BMPs describe the proper way to carry out those actions.

The Lesser Prairie Chicken and WAFWA’s Range-wide Conservation Plan

Recent studies have estimated that the Lesser Prairie Chicken’s population has declined by 50% in the last year, mostly due to changing land use and drought.


pdf Improving Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Through Revegetation and Rangeland Management

By: USDA - NRCS
A diversity of habitats is required throughout the lifecycle of the prairie-chicken to provide food and shelter. Planting to improve lesser prairie-chicken habitat requires not only the correct species of grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs, but, also the selections which have proven success or which are locally adapted.


pdf BMPs for Energy Development in Colorado

By: Colorado Renewables and Conservation Collaborative (CRCC)
BMPs developed through a science-based site selection and mitigation framework that describes avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation actions appropriate to a range of environmental impacts that have a nexus with wind energy development.