During preliminary site assessments, Two Dot identified several active burrowing owl locations within a large black-tailed prairie-dog complex. Right-of-way agreements restricted the movement of well pads and access roads. Two Dot worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to get approval for setting 180 displacement traps in the prairie dog complex to passively remove burrowing owls before nesting occurred. Three artificial burrows that replicated burrowing owl habitat were placed out of sight and outside the recommended buffers for nesting burrowing owls. All three artificial burrows were occupied by burrowing owls relocated from the project area and all development was successfully permitted.