Keys to Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) management in western North America’s grasslands, particularly those of the Great Plains region, include maintaining open, mostly undeveloped landscapes that sustain at least modest population levels of suitable prey (most typically rabbits [Leporidae] and prairie dogs or ground squirrels [Sciuridae]); safeguarding nesting territories (that is, breeding areas), especially nest structures within territories, from human disturbances; mitigating major sources of anthropogenic mortality, particularly electrocution on powerlines, shooting, collisions with structures and vehicles, and poisoning by lead and rodenticides; and averting climate change.
|Title||The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)|
|Authors||Robert K. Murphy, John P. DeLong, Lawrence D. Igl, Jill A. Shaffer|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Professional Paper|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center|