Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America

Editors: Naugle, David E. (Ed.)

  • The only volume on the rapid expansion of energy development throughout the West makes the book a must-have for the target audience
  • As reviewers note, linking of science to practical on-the-ground management and conservation makes the book relevant and valuable to people working in the field
  • Editor as well as contributors are well-known professionals, state and federal biologists, and research scientists, who represent well the people responsible for implementing the recommendations in the book
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About this book

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our wildlife heritage.

 

Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife and energy development by delineating core areas, identifying landscapes that support viable populations, and forecasting future development scenarios to aid in conservation design. The book

  • frames the issue and introduces readers to major types of extraction
  • quantifies the pace and extent of current and future energy development
  • provides an ecological foundation for understanding cumulative impacts on wildlife species
  • synthesizes information on the biological response of wildlife to development
  • discusses energy infrastructure as a conduit for the spread of invasive species
  • compares impacts of alternative energy to those of conventional development

The final section calls for a shift away from site-level management that has failed to mitigate cumulative impacts on wildlife populations toward broad-scale planning and implementation of conservation in priority landscapes. The book concludes by identifying ways that decision makers can remove roadblocks to conservation, and provides a blueprint for implementing conservation plans.

 

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America is a must-have volume for elected officials, industry representatives, natural resource managers, conservation groups, and the public seeking to promote energy independence while at the same time protecting wildlife.

About the authors

David E. Naugle is an Associate Professor and Applied Landscape Ecologist in the Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Energy Development in the West

    Naugle, David E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Geography of Energy Development in Western North America: Potential Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Copeland, Holly E. (et al.)

    Pages 7-22

  • Unifying Framework for Understanding Impacts of Human Developments on Wildlife

    Johnson, Chris J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Sage-Grouse and Cumulative Impacts of Energy Development

    Naugle, David E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Effects of Energy Development on Ungulates

    Hebblewhite, Mark

    Pages 71-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America
Editors
  • David E. Naugle
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-022-4
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-022-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 illustrations in colour
Topics