Mule deer and natural gas development in the Piceance Basin

George Wittemyer

The focus of this research is to understnad how natural gas development influences the behavior and population dynamics of mule deer. Natural gas development increased rapidly throughout western North America through the 2000s. This development brough with it substantial land-use change that has the potential to impact a range of wildlife species. This project is a large collaboration lead by Chuck Anderson at Colorado Parks and Wildlife and in conjunction with George Wittemyer at Colorado State University.

Team members involed in this project

Joe Northrup
Maegwin Bonar
Robby Marrotte