Fig. 5. Eight criteria required to be met for three consecutive years within seven home ranges intended for nesting by the light-footed clapper rail, a U.S. federally endangered species. Monitoring of specific objectives in low, middle, and high marsh habitats at Sweetwater Marsh, California, showed that several criteria were met (shaded cells), but critical criteria were unmet in 1996 and 1997, notably tall cordgrass for nest construction and camouflage (black cells).

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