Submission Title

Do Invasive Plants Influence Habitat Selection for Brooding Sage-grouse?

Presenter Information

Molly Steck, Whitworth University

Session Number

PS1

Location

Graves Gym

Abstract Number

PS1-cc

Abstract

Brooding sage-grouse utilize locations with an abundance of flowering plants. The plants play a key role in these locations because the young grouse will feed off of them for the first few weeks of their lives. The question that came into play was, do the grouse prefer native to invasive species of plants? Or is there no preference? The plant types from brooding and non-brooding sites were recorded and later analyzed to see the differences, or similarities, between native or invasive species.

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Do Invasive Plants Influence Habitat Selection for Brooding Sage-grouse?

Graves Gym

Brooding sage-grouse utilize locations with an abundance of flowering plants. The plants play a key role in these locations because the young grouse will feed off of them for the first few weeks of their lives. The question that came into play was, do the grouse prefer native to invasive species of plants? Or is there no preference? The plant types from brooding and non-brooding sites were recorded and later analyzed to see the differences, or similarities, between native or invasive species.