Sage Grouse

Using the Best Available Science to Coordinate Conservation Actions that Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse Across States Affected by Oil & Gas Development...  A New Multi-state Report!

Greater sage-grouse Response to Coal-bed Natural Gas Development and West Nile Virus in the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming.
Brett Walker. 2008. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 234 pages.

Greater sage-grouse population response to energy development and habitat loss.
Walker, B. L., D. E. Naugle, and K. E. Doherty. In Press. Journal of Wildlife Management
Read a summary of the research findings by the Bureau of Land Management.

Greater Sage-Grouse Winter Habitat Selection and Energy Development
Doherty, K.E., D.E. Naugle, B.L. Walker, J.M. Graham. 2008. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1): 187-195.

Sage-grouse Population Response to Natural Gas Field Development in Western Wyoming
Matt Holloran. 2005. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 223 pages.
Read summary of research findings.

Wildlife Impacts from Energy Development in Wyoming's Upper Green River Valley
The Wilderness Society contracted with experts to review existing land management plans and oil and gas Environmental Impact Statements in the Upper Green River Valley in southwestern Wyoming. Two reports resulted from this work--one on big game and the other on sage-grouse.

Effects of Coalbed Methane Development on Great Plains Fish Assemblages
Wild Fish Habitat Initiative
(2005-2007) Montana State University
Goal of research is to better understand the influence of coalbed methane development on the aquatic biota and habitats of southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming. The research team's specific objective is to determine the effect of coalbed methane development on intermittent prairie stream fish assemblages.
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Potential Impacts of Energy Development on Fisheries in the Rocky Mountain West
Ross Tuckwiller, American Sportfishing Association
This literature review was prepared for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
It is divided into three sections: (1) effects of landscape disturbances, (2) effects of industrial pollutants and by-products, and (3) habitat and species management and assessment.


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