The RWBJV science staff develops models and decision support tools essential to strategic habitat conservation. View summaries below, or download complete documents.
Nebraska’s Northeast Habitat Management Decision Support System
The RWBJV science office describes development of a DSS that helps prioritize geographic areas in which to pursue conservation practices, while maximizing the likelihood of achieving multiple stakeholder objectives.
RWB Wetland Complex Waterfowl Habitat Use Model version 2
A model that weighs cumulative effects of various landscape features. This analysis helps identify potential areas of high-quality waterfowl habitat, thus allowing prioritization of conservation efforts.
Prairie Dog and Burrowing Owl Habitat Analysis throughout Nebraska
Burrowing owls have a symbiotic relationship with prairie dogs and often use their burrows for nests. This habitat suitability index helps identify potential available habitat for burrowing owls in Nebraska.