Temporal and spatial patterns of raptor nest occupancy in areas of CBM
August 2010 - August 2015
- Anna Chalfoun, Co-Principal Investigator
- Kenneth Gerow, Co-Principal Investigator
- Wyoming Game and Fish Department
- Bureau of Land Management
Coal bed methane (CBM) development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming overlaps with breeding habitat for numberous raptor species including the golden eagle, ferruginous hawk, red-tailed hawk, Sainson's hawk, and great-horned owl, two of which (FEHA and SWHA) are listed as Species of Greatest Conservartion Need in the State Wildlife Action Plan. Since 2003, the BLM Buffalo Field Office has collected data on raptor nest occupancy and has requested assistance for more thorough and careful statistical analysis of raptor nest occupancy in relation to CBM and other ecological factors.