Legislation, Regulations and Ordinances
State Law Comparisons
- View State Law Comparison For Black Tailed Prairie Dog here.
- View State Law Comparison For Gunnison Prairie Dog here.
- View State Law Comparison For Utah Prairie Dog here.
- View State Law Comparison For White Tailed Prairie Dog here.
Current Endangered Species Act petitions filed to protect prairie dogs
Forest Guardians ... http://www.fguardians.org/es/index.htm
Instructions: Scroll down to the keystone species section.
The City of Boulder, Colorado has a wildlife protection ordinance that offers limited protections to prairie dogs on private lands. Click here to read their ordinance.
Santa Fe, New Mexico recently placed an ordinance on their books requiring the humane relocation of the Gunnison's prairie dog. Click here to view their existing ordinance.
Sample state legislation to regulate wildlife control operators
Published by the Animal Protection Institute.
Ordinances Regulating Private Possession of Exotic Animals
Published by the Animal Protection Institute. "... a partial list of cities and counties that prohibit or strictly regulate the private possession of certain exotic animals."
Model Guidelines for Nuisance Wildlife Control
Published by the Humane Society of the United States. "... Based on legal research into current laws, regulations, and policies around the country, the model suggests measures such as requiring practitioners to be trained and licensed, treating so-called 'nuisance wildlife' in a humane manner, protecting consumers, and handling their complaints."
History of Policies Concerning the Black-tailed Prairie Dog: A Review
By Valerie A. Barko of the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, "...In this paper I will discuss: (a) historic distribution and range of the blacktailed prairie dog, (b) history of Federal Poisoning Campaigns, (c) prairie dog impacts on rangelands, (d) the prairie dog "ecosystem" , and (e) sylvatic plague (Yersinia pestis) and its impacts on prairie dog colonies."