Fracking in these regions threatens endangered or sensitive species, including the Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker, greater sage grouse, white-tailed prairie dog
, kit fox and burrowing owl.
Caption: White-tailed prairie dog
moms that kill the young of another grass-eating species tend to raise more pups during a lifetime (three pups shown) than moms that don't kill.
While feeding, an adult white-tailed prairie dog
commonly stands up on its hind legs and looks around.
Res, MT (2008) Recent release No data Vermejo Ranch, NM Recent release No data Total 838 422 Wtpd (white-tailed prairie dog
) Btpd (black-tailed prairie dog)
Res, MT (2008) Btpd 8 Vermejo Ranch, NM Btpd 53 Total 2464 Wtpd (white-tailed prairie dog
) Btpd (black-tailed prairie dog) MINIMUM ESTIMATED FALL BREEDING SITE (YEAR INITIATED) POPULATION ADULTS Shirley Basin, WY (1991) 196 98 UL Bend NWR, MT (1994) 13 7 Badlands NP, SD (1994) 20 10 Aubrey Valley, AZ (1996) 66 33 Conata Basin, SD (1996) 292 146 Ft.
Friday's announcement by Dale Hall, director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, may prove to be good news for Rocky Mountain jumping mouse, a Western bird known as the "mosquito king," the Southwestern willow flycatcher, the white-tailed prairie dog
, the arroyo toad, the California red-legged frog, the Canada lynx and 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies.
The white-tailed prairie dog
never came close to listing.
No examples could be found of plague-free white-tailed prairie dog
gunnisoni (one black-tailed and the other a white-tailed prairie dog
) were reported in the Mesa de Maya local fauna, southeastern Colorado, of Sangamonian (last interglacial) age (Hager, 1974).
Only portions of the eastern third of the black-tailed prairie dog range remain free from the effects of sylvatic plague and the entire ranges of the more westerly white-tailed prairie dog
In that capacity, MacDonald brazenly and repeatedly refused to go along with federal scientists' recommendations to protect imperiled animals ranging from the white-tailed prairie dog
to the Gunnison sage grouse.
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to court to protect the white-tailed prairie dog
, and a March court ruling forces the federal agency to respond to citizens' petitions demanding ESA listing by October of this year.