Analysis of Habitat Fragmentation from Oil and Gas Development and its Impact on Wildlife: A framework for Public Land Management Planning

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This brief is submitted as part of the NEPA process for this land management proposal. It is intended to:

  • Identify habitat and wildlife impacts that must be analyzed in the plan,
  • Demonstrate the potential impacts on wildlife of habitat fragmentation from oil and gas development at various well-pad densities, and
  • Offer methodologies to assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to fulfill its responsibility to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on wildlife of proposed oil and gas development in the management plan.

Authors: Mark Wilbert, Janice Thomson, Nada Culver