prairie dogs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Conservationists say prairie dog proposal could hamper endangered species reintroduction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conservationists-say-prairie-dog-proposal-could-hamper-endangered-species-reintroduction <p></p><p>Conservation groups are criticizing a proposal to reduce the amount of land protected for prairie dogs in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.</p><p>The U.S. Forest Service is considering shrinking the acreage of protected land, largely because ranchers have concerns about livestock being injured in prairie dog holes and acquiring diseases.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:54:06 +0000 Willow Belden 52120 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conservationists say prairie dog proposal could hamper endangered species reintroduction 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