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Managing Utah Prairie Dogs on Private Lands

By S. Nicole Frey

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The Utah prairie dog is found only in Southern Utah. While beneficial to ecosystem health, the Utah prairie dog has historically been in conflict with agriculture and other human activities. This fact sheet describes recent changes to laws regarding Utah prairie dogs and new conservation programs that allow residents of southern Utah to both remove offending animals and conserve Utah prairie dog colonies.


Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Publisher Utah State University Extension
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Conservation
  4. Destruction of animals
  5. human-animal conflict
  6. Mammals
  7. Nature
  8. Prairie dogs
  9. Private lands
  10. Rodents
  11. Utah
  12. Wild animals