Changing 150-year old industry practices in 15 years

Pedro Ramirez

US Fish & Wildlife Service

‘Pete’ graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, with a degree in biology and a minor in forestry. He obtained his Master of Science degree in wildlife management from the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. He is an Environmental Contaminants Specialist with the NWRS and is a member of the NWRS Energy Team. As a member of the Team he helped update refuge regulations on oil and gas. The updated Rule was finalized in Dec 2016. He spent a large part of his career with the Service as an Environmental Contaminants Specialist in Cheyenne, WY. Pete spent two decades working on the issue of wildlife mortality in oil pits and industrial wastewater ponds. 


Migrating birds encounter a myriad of anthropogenic hazards throughout their journey: collisions with power lines, communications towers, wind turbines, buildings and windows; exposure to pesticides; and often fatal contact... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Pedro Ramirez (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

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Topics: Collaborative Conservation , Topics: Communication and Education


M-3B » Impacts of Energy Development (15:30 - Monday, 18th September, Assembly Hall B)

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