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Plastic visual barriers were ineffective at reducing recolonization rates of prarie dogs

By Scott E. Hygnstrom

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Abstract

Two plastic visual barriers were ineffective in controlling expansion of 7 active black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies and recolonization of 7 toxicant-treated sections of colonies. Barriers constructed with Sno-Strap, a 15.2- cm wide band of high-tensile polyethylene plastic, were destroyed by wind action within 3 weeks. Barriers constructed with Tensar® snowfence cost $2.10/m and retained their structural integrity for 3 years with occasional maintenance. Recommendations are provided to increase effectiveness of visual barriers.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 1995
Volume Paper 437
Publisher Wildlife Damage Management Conference Proceedings
URL http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1436&context=gpwdcwp
Date accepted 1995
Language English
Notes This article was found at Digital Commons @ the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Control
  4. Damage
  5. Mammals
  6. Management
  7. Physical environment
  8. Prairie dogs
  9. Toxins and toxicants
  10. Wild animals
  11. wildlife