Friday, January 26, 2007

Prairie dogs to go to Pawnee National Grassland (Part 2)

Prairie Dogs To Go To Pawnee National Grasslands(AP) FORT COLLINS, Colo. The Forest Service has approvedtransplanting prairie dogs from as many as 30 towns to the Pawnee National Grassland.The plan calls for setting a minimum of 1,000 acres for black-trailed prairie dogs. It is expected it could support 8,500 animals.Those plans include management for a minimum of 1,000 acres ofblack-tailed prairie dog colonies in as many as 30 towns, and a maximum population of 8,500 acres of prairie dog colonies with noupper limit on the number of towns.Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Supervisor, Glenn Casamassa, okayed the plan.(© 2007 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This materialmay not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. )


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