Prairie dogs – some hate them, some love them. Regardless, they play a vital role in the sagebrush and grass landscape of Wyoming.
“They can cause a lot of problems for landowners,” turning a hayfield into an 18-hole golf course, admitted Destin Harrell, wildlife biologist with the BLM’s Cody Field Office. Yet, he pointed out, they enrich the land by building dirt towns and have an extensive web of dependent species. He championed their persistence and preservation.
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