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Citation Label: CO027
Publication Name: Colorado Division of Wildlife's Actions to Minimize Adverse Impacts to Wildlife Resources (October 2008)
Publication Type: Guidance/Standards
Section Name: Appendix A: Species Specific Recommendations
Author Name: Colorado Division of Wildlife
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Publication Year: 2008
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Local Source File: CO27-ColoradofinalBMP1008.doc
Annotation: The main document describes the potential actions that may avoid, minimize and or mitigate adverse impacts of oil and gas operations in Colorado's wildlife resources. The appendix A to the Colorado Division of Wildlife's document recommending general BMPs to protect wildlife. It lists several terrestrial and aquatic species and provides a list of BMPs for each species. It also recommends certain surveying practices and consultation with CDOW in certain circumstances.
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Recommended BMPs: “These reasonable recommendations are derived from the best available science and represent preferred management actions to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats where oil and gas development is occurring.” Pg. 1
Ownership: Federal, state and private -- "These reasonable recommendations are derived from the best available science and represent preferred management actions to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats where oil and gas development is occurring." There has, however, been debate during the rulemaking process about the applicability of the state rules to federal lands and minerals. Appendix A, Pg. 1.

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