By Laura Spess Jackson
The Iowa Breeding chicken Atlas—the first finished statewide survey of Iowa's breeding birds—provides a close list of the composition and distribution of the avifauna of the Hawkeye country. The atlas files the presence of 199 species, 158 of that have been proven breeding. This landmark quantity will alert Iowans to the constrained distribution of various species and function a consultant to the administration practices—such as wooded area and wetland administration, set-aside courses, aid in farm chemical use, and crop diversity—which may possibly aid insure that many destiny adjustments are optimistic ones. The Iowa Breeding poultry Atlas offers a welcome and much-needed baseline for destiny comparisons of alterations in Iowa's birdlife and, by means of extension, the lives of all animals within the nation.
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Prairies, forests, or wetlands). Most of the priority blocks included state, federal, or county natural areas, such as parks, wildlife areas, state forests, preserves, or refuges. Every county had at least one priority block. Priority blocks were the same size as standard blocks but could be in any quarter of a township. Although priority blocks were selected to highlight natural habitats, many also contained agricultural areas, since most natural sites were small or only partially contained within one-quarter township.
Miller, Scott Moats, Rick Mochal, Mel Moe, Don Moeller, Larry Moffett, Saul Mohn, Mary Montgomery, Francis Moore, Maxine Morrow, Dave Mossman, Ron Munkel, Erik Munson, Joe Murphy, Mary Murphy, Tom Neal, Curt Nelson, Gary Nelson, Lance Nelson, Kay Neumann, Stacey Newbrough, Leslie Neyens, David Nicholson, Cathy Nigg, Mary Noble, North Iowa Nature Club, Alicia Nugteren, Eric Nyren, Cindy Oberholtz, Matt O'Connor, Bill Ohde, Mike Olsen, Dave Olson, Paul Olson, Roberta Oppedahl, Jan Ortmeir, Jo Ott, Laurence Ott, Bev Otto, Jeannine Ouren, Babs Padelford, Kevin Pape, June Parks, Chad Paup, Kirk Payne, Don Peak, Mike Peck, Reva Pedelty, Anne Perkins, Edna Peters, Marietta Petersen, Mary Lou Petersen, Pete Petersen, Don Pfeiffer, Tim Phalen, Doug Phillips, Stan Pick, Kim Pinneke, Don Poggensee, Diane Porter, L.
In addition to organizing the project and compiling and entering data, these individuals spent more than 2,500 hours in the field. The contributions of several of these people were in addition to their primary work responsibilities, which resulted in many long nights and weekends. Robert Cecil, 1989-1995 James Dinsmore, 1983-1995 Stephen Dinsmore, 1995 Bruce Ehresman, 1988-1995 John Fleckenstein, 1986-1995 Jim Hansen, 1989-1991 Lisa Hemesath, 1992-1995 Bob Howe, 1983-1984 Laura Jackson, 1988-1995 Darwin Koenig, 1984-1987 Dave Newhouse, 1983-1984 Mike Newlon, 1983-1984 Doug Reeves, 1985-1988 Dean Roosa, 1983-1984 James Sandrock, 1993-1995 Pat Schlarbaum, 1988-1995 Carol Thompson, 1986-1995 Barbara Wilson, 1986-1994 The authors of this book acknowledge James P.
Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas (Bur Oak Book) by Laura Spess Jackson