The Assessment of Wildlife Vulnerability (AWVED) was established as a research task to addresses the need to prioritize the management, monitoring, and research needs of Wyoming’s long list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN; listed in Wyoming’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy). AWVED falls under Component 2.1 of the Science Plan, and is a companion effort with WLCI’s Comprehensive Assessment (CA). While the CA will guide WLCI’s near - term efforts for some key species, we still know next to nothing about how energy development will impact the remainder of the SGCN. AWVED will address this need by developing methods to synthesize existing data into a better understanding of how each species will be affected by proposed energy development. The main goal of AWVED is to help focus conservation attention on the most vulnerable species before they become imperiled to the point that drastic action, such as listing under the Endangered Species Act, becomes necessary.