Warren Resources, Inc. has partnered with Dr. Jeff Beck of the University of Wyoming, the Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming Game and Fish Department to support the Factors Influencing Pronghorn Survival and Reproduction in South Central Wyoming research project.
In November 2013, 130 pronghorn were outfitted with GPS and VHF collars in order to track movements and survival over a period of three years. In addition to much needed movement and survival information, pronghorn will be tracked on the ground during the summer and then fawn production and behavioral information will be collected.
The information will be compared between two sites that are currently developed for oil and gas and a site that has received little to no oil and gas development. Pronghorn obviously use sites that have been developed, however, managers do not understand if there are any positive or negative impacts to the pronghorn who use these areas.
Tony W. Mong, Senior Wildlife Biologist of Wyoming Game and Fish Department, recognized Warren’s environmental commitment, “We commend Warren for its environmental stewardship through its leadership in sponsoring this groundbreaking pronghorn study … Warren’s contribution to this research project demonstrates its commitment to wildlife protection, proactive management of its resources and sustainability of its operations.”