Lesser Prairie Chicken
Lesser Prairie Chicken lek and habitat surveys
Colorado is one of five states with habitat (albeit very limited) for this candidate for the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Much of the land managed by the agency was due for evaluation with respect to quality for LPC habitat. We surveyed nearly all agency-managed sections and then provided photos and notes for each. These surveys provided a much-needed baseline from which the agency can guide their lessees with further management, while also providing input to other cooperating agencies.