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Evidence of biased processing of natural resource-related information: A study of attitudes toward drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Publications Posted on: September 04, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which individuals process natural resource-related information in a biased manner. Data were gathered using surveys administered to students enrolled in undergraduate classes at Colorado State University. Students' attitudes toward Arctic drilling were evaluated both before and after they were exposed to exaggerated information about both sides of the issue.

Measuring the efficacy of a wildfire education program in Colorado Springs

Publications Posted on: August 28, 2007
Drought conditions in much of the West, increased residential development, and elevated fuels from a century of wildfire suppression have increased wildfire risk in the United States. In light of this increased risk, an innovative wildfire risk education program in Colorado Springs was examined, which rated the wildfire risk of 35,000 homes in the city's wildland-urban interface.

Safe Harbor: a tool to help recover topminnow and pupfish in Arizona

Publications Posted on: June 12, 2006
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (Department) has developed a Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) for four native fishes in Arizona. The SHA will allow Gila and Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis and P. sonoriensis) and desert and Quitobaquito pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius and C. eremus) to be released onto non-Federal lands while safeguarding landowner options for future property use.