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Oil and gas production has reshaped the landscape of parts of North America, causing demographic and behavioral impacts on a variety of wildlife species. Mitigating these impacts is critical for wildlife managers, but the task is made difficult by the challenges of identifying what activities are causing these population responses. In this issue of Wildlife Monographs, researchers focused on natural gas development on winter range in Colorado’s Piceance Basin to see what effects industry had on mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations there and what mitigation efforts could mitigate those impacts.
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