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    The Starkey Project was conceived from intense debate about how best to manage habitats and populations of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and elk (Cervus elaphus) in western North America (Rowland et al. 1997). Founders of the research effort promised to provide definitive knowledge about effects of the dominant public land uses on mule deer and elk and to transfer that knowledge in relevant and synthesized forms for easy management application. In our paper, we review the commitments of the Starkey Project and summarize its major achievements. We also identify key research opportunities that, in our view, are optimally addressed by the project's unique research facility and compelling partnerships. Our review is focused on the historical performance of the Project in generating knowledge of high management utility, and the efficient transfer of that knowledge to land and wildlife managers in western North America.

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    Thomas, Jack Ward; Wisdom, Michael J. 2004. Has the Starkey Project delivered on its commitments?. In: Transactions of the 69th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference: 798-812

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