Tools and Resources for Habitat Management

Here are some helpful tools and resources we have found that provide more information on habitat protection and restoration of Lesser-Prairie-Chicken populations

The NRCS episode on the Lesser Prairie Chicken.
Learn how the Working Lands for Wildlife partnership provides landowners with voluntary incentive programs to help keep working lands in production while providing beneficial habitat for wildlife.

NRCS' Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
See how ranchers have worked with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to bring back the Lesser Prairie Chicken while improving their land for livestock.

The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA is working with landowners in five states to protect an increasingly rare bird and its habitat.

The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities.

Texas Plant Protection Assn
For the past 24 years, the non-profit professional Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA) has sponsored educational conferences for those involved in production agriculture.

Watch the 2010 Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival
SUNUP visits the Woodward, Oklahoma for the 2010 Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival to see the amazing display put on by the rare but popular birds.

Saving the Lesser Prairie Chicken - Texas Park and Wildlife Official Video
Once spreading across the plains, Lesser Prairie Chicken populations have steadily declined due to habitat loss. Wildlife biologists are counting on private landowners to help restore the habitat and hopefully save the bird.

Wind Energy & Wildlife - Texas Parks and Wildlife Official Video
Texas leads the country in wind energy production but biologists are concerned about its effects on wildlife such as the threatened Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

WAFWA's Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT)
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) was developed to bring greater certainty and predictability to planning efforts by establishing a common starting point for discussing the intersection of development and wildlife.

U.S Drought Portal
Drought is one of the most costly natural disasters affecting the U.S. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established in 2006 (NIDIS Act) to help begin to move society from a reactive response to drought to a proactive stance.

Invaders of Texas
Invaders of Texas Program is an innovative campaign whereby volunteer citizen scientists are trained to detect the arrival and dispersal of invasive species in their own local areas.

Grazing Calculator
This calculator provides a simple and prompt means of analyzing your grazing program as your work your way through the grazing season. It will make management decisions much easier and give you confidence that you are on track with your grazing plan.

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Application - TPWD
The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Application provides an interactive map for visualizing, collecting, and reporting data related to the lesser prairie-chicken.

Eco alerts by region - Texas
  Invasive species are causing economic and environmental damage throughout Texas. Click on your ecoregion to find out about the threats in your area.

Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool
Commission for Environmental Cooperation tool with 100 beneficial management practices identified through a meta-analysis of publications, reports, and documents regarding grassland stewardship from ranchers, ranching associations, conservation organizations, government programs and academic institutions published between 1993 and 2013.

Texas Land Trends
Texas Land Trends was developed by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in cooperation with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Texas Agricultural Land Trust.