Integrated Population Models: Understanding Population Dynamics and Informing Conservation Actions

Intermountain Insights

The use of Integrated Population Models (IPMs) has significantly increased our knowledge around sage-grouse population abundance and the demographic rates that affect population growth. The Bi-State IPM has informed USFWS listing decisions, potentially prevented local extinctions, and aided land managers in developing targeted conservation actions that specifically address the factors limiting population growth. This model has proven to be an important scientific tool that benefits researchers, land managers, and most importantly, Bi-State Sage-grouse. Read the Intermountain West Joint Venture's Intermountain Insight to learn more!