Managing Utah Prairie Dogs on Private Lands
Contributor(s):: S. Nicole Frey
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...
Plastic visual barriers were ineffective at reducing recolonization rates of prarie dogs
Contributor(s):: Scott E. Hygnstrom
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,...
Efficacy of five burrow fumigants for managing black-tailed prairie dogs
Current limitations on pesticides for managing prairie dog populations underscore the need for additional research on candidate compounds. I conducted this study to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of two registered burrow fumigants (aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges) and three...
Translocation Effects on the Behavior of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys Ludovicianus)
| Contributor(s):: Farrar, John P., Coleman, Karin L., Bekoff, Marc, Stone, Eric
We examined the effects of translocation on Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) anti-predator behavior by recording response distances and response times to a human intruder in three colonies containing native, translocated, and combined native and translocated prairie dogs. The...
Values and Attitudes toward Prairie Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Reading, Richard P., Miller, Brian J., Kellert, Stephen R.