The Upper Chesapeake region is one of the more important areas in North America for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Conditions here affect the welfare of waterfowl populations in the entire Atlantic Flyway. During the more recent years of this study there was a noticeable decline in the waterfowl populations in this region, probably as a result of destruction and disturbance of habitat along with a steady increase in hunting pressure. The purpose of this report is to present information on the distribution, ecology, and harvest of waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay Region, so that this information can be used as a guide to management and preservation of waterfowl populations.
From introduction: "Determine the extent, distribution, and numbers of small water areas formerly and now present in the prairie pothole region of the Dakotas and Minnesota; to determine their importance to wildlife, the factors bringing about their disappearance, and to develop, if possible, methods for their preservation, if that appears warranted."
From introduction: "These surveys were for the purpose of determining the average daily expenditure of fisherman or hunters using specific areas, and this daily expenditure was then used to determine the expenditure per pound of fish, or unit of bird or animal bagged,"