HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? A recent study by the University of Wyoming attempts to answer the question: How much oil and gas development is too much for mule deer. While the picture below intuitively suggests that oil and gas development at that density would have a negative impact on mule deer, the study found that development at lighter densities can also reduce mule deer populations. See a short, interesting summary of the study here:

Grouse count plummets in NPL breeding complex, WyoFile, 2015

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