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The purpose of this paper is to promote the wise management of ferruginous hawk habitat to enable the species to maintain or increase its population levels. Twenty-seven recommendations are presented, supported by reviews of population status, nesting chronology, nest site characteristics, food habits, and spatial considerations. This is followed by discussion of the impacts of human activities on the ferruginous hawk, such as urbanization, cultivation, grazing, land conversion, poisoning and small mammal control, mining, fire and fire management, and other activities.


SuDocs call # I 53.2:F 41/3