J. L. Boone, Ph.D., Ecology
Green, R. A., C. L. Sowell, and J. L. Boone. 1996. Species composition and abundance of small mammal populations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. U.S. Department of Energy Report, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS), Management and Operating Contractor (M&O), Report. B00000000-01717-5705-00034.

Species Composition and Abundance of Small Mammal Populations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Ronald A Green
TRW, 1180 Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134

James L. Boone
SAIC, 1180 Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Chris L. Sowell
SAIC, 1180 Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134


We documented all of the species of small mammals that one would expect to find at Yucca Mountain. Merriam's Kangaroo Rats (Dipodomys merriami) and Long-tailed Pocket Mice (Chaetodipus formosus) were by far the most abundant species.

Sorry, even though I wrote this report, the U.S. Department of Energy says that I can not post the abstract to the web. However, you may contact the Yucca Mountain Project and demand a copy of the entire report by reference to the Freedom of Information Act. (Don't tell them I sent you.)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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