Wildlife & Ecology

Explore the articles and maps below to learn the impact of fracking on wildlife and ecology. Oil and gas activities can harm endangered species, critical habitats, watersheds, and ecosystems by polluting the air and water, installing disrupting infrastructure such as roads or pipelines, creating noise and light pollution, and more.

FracTracker Articles & Maps – Wildlife & Ecology

Learn about the impact of fracking on wildlife and ecology through visualizations such as maps, digital atlases of critical watersheds, and aerial photography.

Susquehanna River Basin map article #2

Violations and Monitoring in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Basin

The Susquehanna River is a 444-mile long waterway extending from…
SCOTT STOCKDILL/NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VIA AP - for oil spills in North Dakota piece

Oil Spills in North Dakota: What does DAPL mean for North Dakota’s future?

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By Kate van Munster, Data & GIS Intern, and Kyle Ferrar,…
Dunes, Great Lakes Barrens at Risk

World Class Dunes and Great Lakes Barrens at Risk at Ludington

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By Dave Dister, Consulting Ecologist, Ludington, MI One of the…

“Taking” Wildlife in PA, OH, WV

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By Karen Edelstein, Eastern Program Coordinator, FracTracker…

The Mississippi Fracking Fight: Saving Forests, Woodpeckers, and the Climate

By Wendy Park, senior attorney with the Center for Biological…

The Ultimate Price of PA State Forest Drilling

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By Ted Auch, Matt Kelso, and Sam Rubright PA DCNR recently released…

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