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Gunnison Sage-grouse Specific Literature

Aldridge, C. L., JD. J. Saher, Joanne, T. M. Childers, K. E. Stahlnecker, and Z. H. Bowen.   2012 Crucial Nesting Habitat for Gunnison Sage-grouse: A Spatially Explicit Hierarchical Approach. The Journal of Wildlife Management.  76(2) 391-406.

American Ornithologist's Union. 2000. Forty-Second supplement to the American Ornithologists Union Check-list for North American Birds. The Auk 117(3):847–858.

American Ornithologist's Union. 2002. Forty-Second supplement to the American Ornithologists Union Check-list for North American Birds. The Auk 119(3):897–906.

Braun, C. E., S. J. Oyler-McCance, J. A. Nehring, M. L. Commons, J. R. Young, and K. M. Potter.  2014.  The historical distribution of Gunnison Sage-grouse in Colorado.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126(2):207–217.

Commons, M.L. 1997. Movement and habitat use by Gunnison Sage Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) in southwestern Colorado. M. S. thesis. Univ. Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Davis, A. J.  2012.  Gunnison Sage-grouse demography and conservation.  PhD Dissertation. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  178 pp.

Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton University Press.

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1991. Geographical variation among sage-grouse populations in Colorado. Wilson Bull. 103: 255-261.

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1989. Topographic distribution of sage-grouse foraging in winter. J. Wildl. Manage. 53: 823-829.

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1991. Geographical variation among sage-grouse populations in Colorado. Wilson Bull. 103: 255-261.

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1989. Endogenous reserves of adult male sage-grouse during courtship.  Condor: 91(2): 266-271

Kahn, N. W., C. E. Braun, J. R. Young, S. Wood, D. R. Mata, and T. W. Quinn. 1999.  Molecular analysis of genetic variation among large- and small-bodied sage-grouse using mitochondrial control-region sequences. The Auk 116(3):819-824.

Lupis, S. G., T. A. Messmer, and T. Black.  2006.  Gunnison sage-grouse use of Conservation reserve Program fields in Utah and response to emergency grazing: a preliminary evaluation.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:957-962.

Oyler-McCance, S. J., and J. St. John.  2010.  Characterization of small microsatellite loci for the use in non invasive sampling studies of Gunnison Sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus).  Conservation Genetics Resources 2:17-20.

Oyler-McCance, S.J., N.W. Kahn, K.P.Burnham, C.E.Braun, and T.W. Quinn. 1999. A population genetic comparison of large and small-bodied sage-grouse in Colorado using microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers. Molecular Ecology 8: 1457-1465.

Oyler-McCance, S.J., K.P. Burnham, and C.E. Braun. 2001. Influence of changes in sagebrush on Gunnison Sage-grouse in Southwestern Colorado. Southwestern Naturalist 46(3): 323-331.

Oyler-McCance, S.J., J. St. John, S.E. Taylor , A.D. Apa, and T.W. Quinn. 2005. Population genetics of Gunnison Sage-grouse: implications for management. Journal of Wildlife Management 69(2): 630-637.

Stiver, J. R., A. D. Apa, T. E. Remington, and R. M. Gibson.  2008.  Polygyny and female breeding failure reduce effective population size in the lekking Gunnison sage-grouse.  Biological Conservation 141:472-481.

Ward, S.  2007.  Gunnison Sage-grouse winter and summer ecology in San Juan County, Utah.  M.S. thesis.  Utah State University, Logan, UT.  85 pp. 

Williams, M. I., and A. L. Hild.  2012.  Characteristics of Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat in Dry Mountain Loam and Mountain Loam ecological sites of the Gunnison Basin.  Report to Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.  54 pp.

Young, J.R. 1994. The influence of sexual selection on phenotypic and genetic divergence of sage-grouse. Ph.D. dissertation. Purdue University, IN, USA

Young, J. R., Hupp, J. W., Bradbury, J. W., & Braun C. E. 1994. Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations. Anim. Behav. 47:1353-1362.

Young, J. R., Braun, C. E., Oyler-McCance, S. J., Hupp, J. W. and T. W. Quinn. 2000. A new species of sage-grouse from Southwestern Colorado . Wilson Bulletin 112(4):445-453.

Grouse Conservation Literature and Relevant Greater Sage-grouse Literature

Baruch-Mordo, S., J. S. Evans, J. P. Severson, D. E. Naugle, J. D. Maestas, J. M. Kiesecker, M. J. Falkowski, C. A. Hagen, and K. P. Reese.  2013.  Saving sage-grouse from the trees: A proactive solution to reducing a key threat to a candidate species.  Biological Conservation 167:233-241.

Braun, C.E. 1998. Sage Grouse Declines in Western North America. What are the Problems? Proc Western Assoc. State Fish and Wildl. Agencies 78:139-156.

Connelly, J.W., M. A. Schroeder, A. R. Sands, and C. E. Braun. 2000. Guidelines to manage sage-grouse populations and their habitats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28 (4): 967-985.

Frye, G. G., J. W. Connelly, D. D. Musil, and J. S. Forbey.  2013.  Phytochemistry predicts habitat selection by an avian herbivore at multiple scales.  Ecology 94:308-314.

Remington, T. E., and C. E. Braun.  1985.  Sage grouse food selection in winter, North Park, Colorado.  Journal of Wildlife Management 49:1055-1061.

Schroeder, M. A., Young, J. R. and C. E. Braun 1999. Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus): In: The Birds of North America 425:1-28. (A. Poole, P. Stettenheim and F. Gill, Eds.) The Birds of North America, Inc. Philadelphia , PA.

Schroeder, M.A., C.L. Aldridge, A.D. Apa, J.R. Bohne, C.E. Braun, S.D. Bunnell, J.W. Connelly, P.A. Deibert, S.C. Gardner, M.A. Hilliard, G.D. Kobriger, S.M. McAdam, C.W. McCarthy, J.J. McCarthy, D.L. Mitchell, E.V. Rickerson, and S.J. Stiver. 2004. Distribution of sage-grouse in North America. Condor 106: 363-376.

Schroeder, M. A., J. W. Connelly, C. L. Wambolt, C. E. Braun, C. A. Hagen, and M.R. Frisina. Society for Range Management. 2006. Ecology and Management of Sage-Grouse and Sage-Grouse Habitat - A Reply. pp 3-6.

Storch, I. 2007. Grouse Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2006-2010. WPA/BirdlifeSSC Grouse Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland. Switzerland and Cambridge. 112 pp.

Habitat and Sagebrush Management Literature

Baker, W. L. 2006. Fire and Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 34:(1) 177-185.

Entwistle, P.G., A.M. DeBolt, J.H. Kaltenecker, and K. Steenhof, compilers. 2000. Proceedings: Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems Symposium. Bureau of Land Management Publication No. BLM/ID/PT-001001+1150, Boise , Idaho , USA.

Homer, C. G., C. L. Aldridge, D. K. Meyer, and S. J. Schell.  2013.  Multiscale sagebrush rangeland habitat modeling in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1049, 12 p.,

Lysne, C. R.  2005.  Restoring Wyoming Big Sagebrush.  In: Shaw, Nancy L.; Pellant, Mike; Monsen, Stephen B., comps. 2005. Sage-grouse habitat restoration symposium proceedings; 2001 June 4–7, Boise , ID. Proc. RMRS-P-38. Fort Collins , CO : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 93-98.

Management Considerations for Sagebrush (Artemisia) in the Western United States, Bureau of Land Management 2002. A selected literature summary of sagebrush management research.

Monsen, S. B. and N. L.  Shaw. 2000.  Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) communities: ecology, importance and restoration potential.  Billings Land Reclamation Symposium, 2000 : striving for restoration, fostering technology and policy for reestablishing ecological function : March 20-24, 2000, Sheraton Billings Hotel, Billings , Montana . Bozeman : Montana State University , 2000. Publication no. 00-01.

Paige, C., and S. A. Ritter. 1999. Birds in a sagebrush sea: managing sagebrush habitats for bird communities.  Partners in Flight Western Working Group, Boise, ID.

Sedgewick, J. 2004. A literature review - Habitat restoration for Gunnison Sage-grouse.

Shaw, N. L., M. Pellant, and S. B, Monsen. 2005. Sage-grouse habitat restoration symposium proceedings. Proc. RMRS-P-38. Fort Collins , CO : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 130 p.


Photos and images provided by Mike Danzenbaker, Noppadol Paothong, Helen Richardson - Denver Post, Dave Showalter, Gerrit Vyn, the San Miguel Basin Gunnison Sage-grouse Working Group, Mike Mortensen, Clay Greathouse, Marcella Fremgen, Aleshia Fremgen, Brooke Vasquez, Claudia Strijek, and Dr. Patrick Magee.