Dinosaur Prairie Dog Management Plan
The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) is to examine the environmental impacts associated with the proposal to manage prairie dogs within Dinosaur National Monument. Currently, prairie dog towns occur adjacent to employee housing areas in Colorado and Utah. Additionally, the berm surrounding the Green River sewage lagoon is inhabited by prairie dogs, weakening the structure and increasing the possibility of leakage or failure. The Prairie Dog Management Plan would address impacts to park resources from management actions relating to prairie dog encroachment on developed areas within the Monument. This plan will identify potential methods that can be used to control prairie dog populations within developed areas.
Emily Spencer, Natural Resource Specialist