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grsg_lekdb: Compiling and standardizing greater sage-grouse lek databases, version 1.1.0

August 17, 2022

Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) are landscape-scale sagebrush obligate species and an important gamebird and iconic species of the western United States. They occupy the sagebrush biome in western North America, extending east of the Sierra Nevada/Cascade Mountain ranges to the western regions of the Great Plains of the United States. Sage-grouse are one of the most closely monitored wildlife in North America, which has resulted in one of the most extensive monitoring databases known. However, sage-grouse data are collected by eleven states within the United States since the 1950s, and analyses of these data present hurdles due to its large volume and breadth of methods (defined by each state) used to record field observations. We present software that aids in compiling these disparate databases that can support population analyses and management of sage-grouse by states. The revised software reflects changes to source data (supports past - 2022 lek data), upgrades in software packages, and similar revisions to support continued efforts.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title grsg_lekdb: Compiling and standardizing greater sage-grouse lek databases, version 1.1.0
DOI 10.5066/P90N2O2N
Authors O'Donnell Michael , Edmunds David R., Aldridge Cameron , Heinrichs Julie A., Monroe Adrian P., Coates Peter S., Prochazka Brian G, Hanser Steve , Wiechman Lief A., Cline Mikal, Cook Avery A., Espinosa Shawn P., Griffin Kathleen A., Harris Heather, Kemner Michelle, Kolar Jesse L., Miller Katherine S., Remington Thomas E., Runia Travis J., Schreiber Leslie A., Schroeder Michael A., Stiver San J., Vold Skyler T., Whitford Nyssa I.
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center