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Title: Ranching and prairie dogs (La actividad ganadera y los perros llaneros)

Author: Long, Dustin; Truett, Joe;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 87-91

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Description: Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) historically occupied grasslands throughout much of the Great Plains and the American Southwest from Canada to Mexico (Hall 1981: 412-415). During the last 100 years this species has declined to a small fraction of its historic range and abundance because of eradication programs, loss of habitat and sylvatic plague (Yersinia pestis) (Miller et al. 1994). As more attention is focused on the plight of prairie dogs and the potential for their restoration, it becomes important to assess the compatibility of prairie dogs with ranching, the land-use practice most often associated with them.

Keywords: semi-arid grasslands, endangered species, sustainable ranching, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, prairie dogs, black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus)

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Long, Dustin ; Truett, Joe 2006. Ranching and prairie dogs (La actividad ganadera y los perros llaneros). In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 87-91

 


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