Naturalist Nights | Energy Development Impacts on Wildlife: Lessons Learned for the Next Energy Boom
A comprehensive research program on mule deer and other species in northwestern Colorado have given us unprecedented insight into the impacts of this dominant driver of land use change in North America. Most species show behavior shifts in activity or landscape use in relation to human presence. The response of mule deer has been most thoroughly studied. While we see serious behavior shifts, these changes do not necessarily translate into population impacts. The boom and bust cycles of development pressure and mild winters caused by climate change may alleviate the most serious impacts of this activity on some wildlife populations. Controversies currently in the press around this topic will be discussed.
*George will also be presenting on Wednesday, February 15 at 5:30 at Carbondale's Third Street Center. *
Date: February 16, 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: ACES at Hallam Lake | 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, 81611 | 9709255756
Event website: aspennature.org