ID: 678 Event: Rock Wren Nest Monitoring Status: APPROVED Application Date: 03/01/2013 Event Date: 04/01/2013 Thru: 10/01/2013 Organization: University of Northern Colorado Phone: 970-351-2921 Address: Ross Hall, Campus Box 92, School of Biology- Greeley, CO 80639
Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces Type of Event: Research Location:
Devil's Backbone Open Space,Eagle's Nest Open Space,Horsetooth Reservoir,Horsetooth Mountain Open Space,Red Mountain Open Space,Other Larimer County Open Spaces
The purpose of my research will be to locate and monitor rock wren nests located on Larimer County Open Space properties from April through October during the 2013 breeding season. Through my research activities in 2012 I have already identified numerous established rock wren territories on Larimer County lands, including 12 specific nesting locations where monitoring can begin. Monitoring will take place both by physically observing rock wren nests, and by using motion-activated field cameras in order to capture images of nest-building behaviors. Nest monitoring will help us to better understand rock wren nesting behaviors, nest placement, nest predation, and overall nesting success rates. Research results will be shared with the Larimer County Natural Resources Department, and could be used to help guide decisions regarding land management and conservation of specific land areas. We will strive to minimally impact breeding rock wrens with this research, especially during active nesting periods. We would remain on trails whenever possible, but may have to leave the trail when necessary, and would plan to wear yellow researcher vests at these times, and cause minimum impacts to vegetation. At Red Mountain Open Space, we would not leave the designated trails. We would avoid the County Open Spaces on weekends, holidays, and during times of peak recreational use.
Estimated Participants: 2 Estimated Spectators: 0 Hours:
Mon. 04/01/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 04/08/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 04/15/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 04/22/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 04/29/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 05/06/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM Mon. 05/13/2013: 7:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Comments: 3/4/13: Application has been forwarded to area manager for review. 3/8/13: Fee Worksheet was emailed to you today. Your event is approved by our department upon receipt of signed worksheet and payment in full. 3/15/13: signed worksheet and payment received. Thank you