U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative: 2012 annual report

Open-File Report 2014-1093
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Abstract

Southwest Wyoming contains abundant energy resources, wildlife, habitat, open spaces, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Although energy exploration and development have been taking place in the region since the late 1800s, the pace of development for fossil fuels and renewable energy increased significantly in the early 2000s. This and the associated urban and exurban development are leading to landscape-level environmental and socioeconomic changes that have the potential to diminish wildlife habitat and other natural resources, and the quality of human lives, in Southwest Wyoming. The potential for negative effects of these changes prompted Federal, State, and local agencies to undertake the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative for Southwest Wyoming.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative: 2012 annual report
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1093
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141093
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description viii, 71 p.
Country United States
State Wyoming
Online Only (Y/N) Y