human-made noise

Open Spaces
3:34 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Research indicates sage grouse dislike human-made noise

Jessica Blickley is one of the authors of a new report about the effects of noise on sage grouse.

As we’ve just heard, there’s a lot of concern over declining sage grouse numbers. And a lot of effort is going into keeping the birds from being included on the endangered species list. Part of that effort involves studying which aspects of human activity are most problematic. A new study published in the journal Conservation Biology examines how human-made noise – particularly the noise associated with gas development – affects sage grouse. We’re joined now by Jessica Blickley, one of the authors of the report.