They bring millions of dollars a year in activity to the state yet they are viewed as marauders of the land to some while the local communities view them as saviors of rural communities. But why does it have to be black-and-white? We are finding that some energy companies really are good citizens and they fill in a lot of the gray with mostly bright shades.
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We discuss the challenges of managing the Utah Prairie Dog in Iron County with Laura Romin from Fish and Wildlife, and Chris Keleher from the Utah Department of Natural Resources. The main problem seems to be that the Endangered Species Act that protects the Prairie Dogs doesn’t allow the couple of trouble spots in the county to manage the prairie dogs that have taken over private property such as the Parowan Airport, Cedar City Golf Course, and the Paragonah Cemetery. If the species were recovered, something could be done.
We discuss the challenges of managing the Utah Prairie Dog in Iron County with Laura Romin from Fish and Wildlife, and Chris Keleher from the Utah Department of Natural Resources. The collaborative effort of UPDRIP, Utah Prairie Dog Recovery Implementation Program, is bringing the stakeholders together to get funding to help recover the species and mitigate the damage the Prairie Dogs cause.
The Utah Prairie Dog is a threatened federally protected species under the Endangered Species Act. They currently live in 9 of Utah’s Counties. The federal protection of the Prairie Dog is creating trouble for farmers, local governments, and the state agencies that are in charge of managing their populations. The species is moving towards recovery, but there are some private lands that they have moved into around Iron County where they have become an unwelcome Nuisance.
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The de-listing of the wolf has made a big impact on how wolf management takes place in the Northern Counties of Utah (Cach, Rich, parts of Weber and Box Elder Counties), but the D listing is not all that simple. Ranchers who were losing livestock are excited to see management turned back over to the state, local governments are glad that they will be able to manage the wolves, and those who want to protect the wolf are worried that this may lead to more dead wolves. Here with the report is Malia Bascom.