Help Protect Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs are amazing. They live in tight-knit family groups, and their extensive burrows contain separate "rooms" for everything from sleeping, to rearing young, to storing food.

And as a keystone species, their presence benefits approximately 150 other species – including mountain plovers, burrowing owls and critically endangered black-footed ferrets. They even help aerate and fertilize the soil, allowing a greater diversity of plants to thrive!

But the U.S. Forest Service is considering making changes to the management plan for Thunder Basin National Grassland – and that could spell disaster for the prairie dogs who live there.

The Forest Service is considering input from Governor Matt Mead on prairie dog management at Thunder Basin. Tell him you support prairie dog conservation.

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