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Stop the Poisoning of Thousands of Prairie Dogs on Public Lands

Thunder Basin National Grassland contains 85,000 acres where prairie dogs are protected from poisons and shooting. Today, it’s home to the best black-tailed prairie dog population on any public lands in America.

But a few outspoken ranchers have pressured the U.S. Forest Service into proposing a plan to go back on their promise and poison all prairie dog colonies on the National Grassland within ¼ mile of private or state land. This would sentence an estimated 18,000 prairie dogs to a horrific death by poison.

The Forest Service needs to hear from you. Tell them that poisoning prairie dogs on our National Grasslands is outrageous and irresponsible.


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Opposing the Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment

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