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Ruckelshaus Institute|Environment and Natural Resources


Wind Development and Wildlife Mitigation in Wyoming: A Primer, 2012

Energy Mitigation Research and Outreach Initiative

The Ruckelshaus Institute’s new Energy Mitigation Research and Outreach Initiative is an effort to gather, synthesize, and deliver information on mitigation practices intended to ameliorate landscape-scale energy development impacts to wildlife. The initiative's latest publication, “Wind Development and Wildlife Mitigation in Wyoming: A Primer” outlines known practices to avoid or minimize impacts of wind facilities on wildlife and highlights existing wind energy policies with clear mitigation guidelines. Visit the Energy Mitigation Initiative.


Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Science Workshop
The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) workshops in 2007 and 2009 provided venues for sharing scientific findings that are being translated into management actions in the WLCI geographic area.  View the 2009 report and 2007 report online.

Private Property and the Endangered Species Act: Saving Habitats, Protecting Homes (Jason Shogren, 1998)
This book provides interdisciplinary perspectives - including regulatory and economic implications - on endangered species protection on private lands. Buy this book on Amazon.

Jackson Bison and Elk Herd Management: Situation Assessment and Process Recommendations (2000)
The Ruckelshaus Institute and the Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution conducted a situation assessment on management of the Jackson elk and bison herds. The assessment resulted in a set of recommendations intended to help guide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National park Service in involving the public in decision making. Download the report.

Research and Assessment Needs for Pallid Sturgeon Recovery in the Mississippi River (workshop and report, 2004)
This three-day workshop to brought together experts to identify research needed to reduce uncertainty related to pallid sturgeon recovery efforts in the Missouri River system. Download the pdf.

Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (workshop and report, 2005 and 2006)
The primary objective of the three-day workshop was to identify the research and funding needs for the development of effective vaccines, vaccine delivery mechanisms, and diagnostic tools to address brucellosis in elk and bison in the GYA. The Laramie Agenda was released a year after the workshop and outlines a plan and funding needs for research and development of improved vaccine, vaccine delivery, and diagnostics. Download the report.

 Research Needs and Management Strategies for Pallid Sturgeon Recovery (workshop and report, 2007 and 2008)
The workshop brought together scientists, biologists, and managers to discuss research and management needs for pallid sturgeon recovery. Download the pdf

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