“Devils Tower” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Devils Tower seeks to move prairie dogs farther from people http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/devils-tower-seeks-move-prairie-dogs-farther-people <p></p><p>Devils Tower National Monument is creating a prairie dog management plan to keep the animals out of developed areas.</p><p>One option they’re considering is to build fences and plant vegetation that would encourage prairie dogs to move to another area. Their <em>preferred</em> alternative would include those so-called “passive” measures, but would also allow for lethal control in certain circumstances.</p><p>Rene Ohms with Devils Tower says that option would involve the least damage to the environment.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:55:49 +0000 Willow Belden 44875 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Devils Tower seeks to move prairie dogs farther from people Devils Tower institutes voluntary climbing ban to respect Native Americans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/devils-tower-institutes-voluntary-climbing-ban-respect-native-americans <p>Devils Tower National Monument is asking climbers to avoid the monument during the month of June.</p><p>The monument has implemented a voluntary climbing ban each June since 1996 out of respect for Native Americans.</p><p>Spokesperson Nancy Stimson says the tower and surrounding areas are sacred to tribal communities, and important ceremonies take place there in June.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:47:21 +0000 Willow Belden 41456 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Devils Tower institutes voluntary climbing ban to respect Native Americans Poem: “Devils Tower” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/poem-devils-tower <p>University of Wyoming PhD student, budding ecologist and writer Kristen Gunther reads her poem, &ldquo;Devils&nbsp; Tower.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:15:01 +0000 Kristen Gunther 32928 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Poem: “Devils Tower”