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Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins (1988)

Ecology and behavior of pronghorn in the Red Desert, Wyoming with reference to energy development

Deblinger, R.D.

Titre : Ecology and behavior of pronghorn in the Red Desert, Wyoming with reference to energy development

Auteur : Deblinger, R.D.

Université de soutenance : Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (USA)

Grade : Thesis (Ph. D.) 1988

Résumé
Pronghorn in the Red Desert were not negatively impacted by the Sweetwater Uranium Mining Project or other human activities associated with mining. A proportion of the pronghorn population habituated to the mine site and inhabited lands adjacent to the mine their entire lives. Other pronghorn remained wary of mining activities and migrated around the mine without difficulty. Distribution patterns in the Red Desert varied seasonally and yearly. Generally, pronghorn used northern portions of the study area during summer and central to southern portions during winter. Summer range was used traditionally, while winter ranges were chosen opportunistically. Initial fall migration movement and total distances traveled were dictated by weather. Specifically, snow accumulation and temperatures determined fall migration timing and length of travel. Similarly, pronghorn migrated back to summer ranges as soon as snow melted.

Mots-clés : RUMINANTS ; POPULATION DYNAMICS ; URANIUM MINES ; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ; ANNUAL VARIATIONS ; MIGRATION ; SEASONAL VARIATIONS ; ANIMALS ; MAMMALS ; MINES ; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES ; VARIATIONS ; VERTEBRATES

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