Range-wide Streaked Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) Assessment and Preliminary Conservation Strategy

The goal of this report is to provide a range-wide review of the current wintering and breeding range of streaked horned lark, list of habitat requirements and estimates of wintering and breeding population numbers. In addition, we identify population threats, recommendations for addressing these threats and we present a preliminary conservation strategy. Because the threats faced by the Streaked Horned Lark vary regionally, we recommend a regionally based conservation strategy and the establishment of a region-wide working group (British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon) to develop recovery goals and objectives. Ultimately, we recommend developing time-lines and specific actions for all proposed strategies. In addition, we recommend developing methods for evaluating the outcome of each action. Successful implementation of specific conservation strategies ultimately requires landowner and public involvement and commitment. Consequently, we recommend engaging landowners and the public in developing a conservation strategy.