May 23, 2019 / Modified may 23, 2019 4:32 p.m.

Episode 183: When Wildlife and Development Clash

What really happens when urban development clashes with Arizona wildlife?

AZSCI 183 Wildlife Relocating rattlesnakes such as this one can sometimes create new problems.
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When Wildlife and Development Clash

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Episode 183: University of Arizona environmental scientist Matt Goode

University of Arizona environmental scientist Matt Goode is studying snakes and other reptiles in the Stone Canyon foothills north of Tucson. Biologists agree that development is one of the main threats to wildlife in the state, but Goode says the number of snakes in the Stone Canyon area has remained steady despite the encroachment of businesses and residential neighborhoods in the area.

Matt Goode spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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