[mou] corn and birds

MARTELL, Mark MMARTELL at audubon.org
Tue Jan 22 10:06:33 CST 2008

While this article focuses on ducks and pheasants it should be noted that all grassland species will be adversely affected by the loss of CRP and WRP lands.  There is good data showing an increase in Henslow's Sparrows with increasing CRP lands for example.

Dennis Anderson's column in the Sunday Star Tribune explores how this issue might play out in Minnesota.

North Dakota has already lost 50% of its CRP lands. Less habitat = less birds = less fun.

Mark Martell
Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Minnesota
2357 Ventura Dr. Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55125

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Subject: [mou] corn and birds

If you are interested in a cogent analysis of bird conservation and our current corn madness, an article from yesterday's Arkansas Democrat Gazette discusses this complex and worrisome issue. It can be found at


Jim Williams

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