Staple species: Prairie dogs important to West wildlife chain

A whitetail prairie dog sits on a mound around a burrow. Prairie dogs are considered keystone species around the West. They are a food sources for larger predators while their burrows provide homes and cover for black-footed ferrets, burrowing owls and other animals.



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A whitetail prairie dog sits on a mound around a burrow. Prairie dogs are considered keystone species around the West. They are a food sources for larger predators while their burrows provide homes and cover for black-footed ferrets, burrowing owls and other animals.

Prairie dogs will pop up as a topic of interest Monday at a daylong seminar in Delta, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The seminar, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bill Heddles…




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