Project looks at eagles and natural gas development
Written byMIKE KOSHMRL, Jackson Hole News & Guide
It’s well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald eagles, the effect of gas pads, drill rigs and compressor stations is less clear. Research on it doesn’t exist.
In coming years, Jackson Hole biologists Bryan Bedrosian and Susan Patla will begin to fill in the blanks.
Road construction, vehicles and unnatural light and noise can minimize eagle habitat. The electrification of the anticline, which will provide unnatural perches for golden eagles and hawks, could also influence habitat use.VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE