Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America

  • Editors
  • David E. Naugle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Energy Development and the Human Footprint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. David E. Naugle, Holly E. Copeland
      Pages 3-6
  3. Biological Response of Wildlife and Invasive Plants to Energy Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-25
    2. Chris J. Johnson, Martin-Hugues St-Laurent
      Pages 27-54
    3. David E. Naugle, Kevin E. Doherty, Brett L. Walker, Holly E. Copeland, Matthew J. Holloran, Jason D. Tack
      Pages 55-70
    4. Mark Hebblewhite
      Pages 71-94
    5. Erin M. Bayne, Brenda C. Dale
      Pages 95-114
    6. Paul H. Evangelista, Alycia W. Crall, Erin Bergquist
      Pages 115-129
    7. Gregory D. Johnson, Scott E. Stephens
      Pages 131-155
  4. Conservation by Design: Planning and Implementing Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-158
    2. Joseph M. Kiesecker, Holly E. Copeland, Bruce A. McKenney, Amy Pocewicz, Kevin E. Doherty
      Pages 159-181
    3. Holly E. Copeland, Kevin E. Doherty, David E. Naugle, Amy Pocewicz, Joseph M. Kiesecker
      Pages 183-193
    4. Gregory A. Neudecker, Alison L.L. Duvall, James W. Stutzman
      Pages 211-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-305

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.


Conservation planning Cumulative effects Energy development Human footprint Oil and gas

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