Program 98

AIRDATE:09/16/03

PROMO: Buffalo Lake Morraine near Bashaw is an important nesting ground for ducks and other waterfowl. This 500 square mile reserve was established 15 years ago under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, NAWMP. Host Cheryl Croucher interviews four researchers with the Alberta Conservation Association who have projects in the morraine.

* Andy Murphy has been counting nesting pairs and broods for 15 years. This is the last year of the study

* Rob Corrigan will analyze the data collected over the last 15 years. This will not only form the basis of his master's thesis, but also give wildlife managers a better idea of what factors are influencing their work in the morraine.

* Velma Hudson coordinates the provincial Crop Damage Control program. With over 15,000 ducks and other waterfowl attracted to the area, someone has to give the farmers' a break.

* Along with counting broods with his colleagues, Jim Potter has built and erected over 1200 nesting boxes for goldeneye and bufflehead ducks in the Buffalo Lake Morraine. Yes, some ducks nest in trees!

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TITLE: Rob Corrigan, Team Leader, Alberta Conservation Association
SUBJECT: #98 Buffalo Lake Morraine
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TITLE: Andy Murphy, Bio Technician, Alberta Conservation Association, Red Deer
SUBJECT: #98 Buffalo Lake Morraine: Nesting Pairs and Brood Study
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TITLE: Jim Potter, Bio Technician, Alberta Conservation Association, Red Deer
SUBJECT: #98 Buffalo Lake Morraine: Nesting Boxes for Goldeneye and Bufflehead Ducks
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TITLE: Velma Hudson, Provincial Coordinator, Crop Damage Control Program, Alberta Conservation Association, St. Paul
SUBJECT: #98 Buffalo Lake Morraine: Crop Damage Control Program
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