Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1997

Journal or Book Title

Wetlands

Volume

17

Issue

4

First Page

552

Last Page

558

DOI

10.1007/BF03161521

Abstract

Seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands in eastern South Dakota were surveyed in 1995 and 1996 to identify habitat characteristics influencing wetland use by Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima). Position of a wetland within the landscape and its area were important landscape-scale features influencing wetland use by geese. Our delineation of potential Canada goose habitat using a wetland geographic information system indicated that distribution and area of semi-permanent wetlands likely limit Canada goose occurrence in regions outside the Prairie Coteau. Periodicity in hydrologic cycles within landscapes also may influence goose use of wetlands in eastern South Dakota.

Comments

This article is from Wetlands 17 (1997): 552–558, doi:10.1007/BF03161521.

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Language

en

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