Private landowner involvement - making a difference in energy development outcomes

Taggart, Craig, speaker
Belinda, Steve, moderator
International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, producer
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This session will showcase two examples of success landowners have had in constructively addressing energy development on private and leased public lands. These project examples illustrate tools and models that can be employed to assist in protecting the wildlife and other natural values of your lands. The first example is a demonstration project that was developed and employed by members of the Chama Peak Land Alliance in southern Colorado when faced with impending energy development. This planning tool was successful in identifying sensitive wildlife and environmental conditions from the perspective of the private landowner community, providing leverage for protection. This tool is a straight-forward model that can be widely adapted to your local conditions. The second illustrates a range of best management practices (BMPs) employed by a landowner to protect the sensitive wildlife and natural resource values that he stewards on his land. These are a collection of techniques that focus on minimizing disturbance and visibility in this state-of-the-art development that has been widely acclaimed by private landowners, as well as government and industry representatives.
Moderator: Steve Belinda.
Presented at the 8th international congress for wildlife and livelihoods on private and communal lands: livestock, tourism, and spirit, that was held on September 7-12, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado.
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