While we at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association mostly work to provide funding to research projects, and then to tell beef producers about the results of these projects, there are occasions when we help researchers, who need beef producers to help them create the best research project possible.
MSc Candidate Phil Rose is looking for owners or lease holders of native rangelands willing to grant access to their properties for a study on grassland bird habitat requirements. The study will take place over 2-3 days at each property between mid-May and Mid-July and will involve observing bird species/numbers, and taking measurements of grassland characteristics (e.g., grass height, percent cover, litter volume, shrub density).
It WILL NOT involve any capture or handling of wildlife. Vehicles will not be used in pastures unless specific permission is given for designated trails. Native rangelands must have at greater than 50% cover of native grasses with minimal tree cover. The goal of this research project is to randomly select one native rangeland within 75 km of all of the following locations: Val Marie, Consul, Maple Creek/Tompkins, Kyle/Beechy, Kerrobert/Kindersley, and Swanson.
For more information or to indicate interest in granting access to a site, contact: Phil Rose (MSc Candidate, University of Regina) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-730-0855.