Prairie Dog Coalition Current Issues and Events
The History of Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts Along the Front Range
EVERYONE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL 10,2010!
Mark your calendars for April 10, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and plan to join us for the second in our six part Prairie Dog Education Series, The History of Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts Along the Front Range. The presentation will be held at the REI Denver Flagship Store in their presentation rooms on the third floor.
We will have a group of presenters that will cover a variety of topics such as:
- The History and Timeline of Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts Along the Front Range
- The History of the Prairie Dog Coalition and other Front Range Conservation Groups
- Laws and Legal Issues Concerning Prairie Dog Conservation
- Relocation/Translocation Issues and Other Management Tools for Prairie Dog Conservation
- Question and Answer Time for ALL topics
We hope you will plan to join us for an informative time together!
WHERE: REI Denver Flagship Store - 1416 Platte St, 80202
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., April 10, 2010.
RSVP required (for a lunch count): email@example.com or 720-938-0788 & 720-938-7855
Space is limited.
Endangered Species Day Celebration in South Dakota, May 2009
On May 15th, 2009, Americans celebrated the 4th annual Endangered Species Day, and the PDC again held a special event in Rapid City, South Dakota, home to the last remaining large prairie dog colony on public land. South Dakota's Conata Basin is also where the most endangered mammal in North America - the black-footed ferret - is trying to make a comeback, with the help of scientists like Dr. Travis Livieri. Dr. Livieri delivered a wonderful presentation on these amazing creatures. Stay tuned for a download of his black-footed ferret presentation on our website.
Protecting prairie dogs is essential to the reintroduction and conservation of black-footed ferrets, since these ferrets depend almost completely on prairie dogs for sustenance. To help raise support and awareness for the ferret, the Prairie Dog Coalition joined a host of conservation groups, tribal representatives and federal agencies to support South Dakota’s important role in the recovery of the black-footed ferret and its importance to the prairie dog.
Thanks to those of you who joined us in celebrating Endangered Species Day, and we hope to see you again next year!
See the event flyer: ESD 2009
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When: Friday, April 10th, 6:00pm
Where: St. Julien Hotel
900 Walnut Street- Boulder, CO 80302
Offering gourmet dinner, fine wines, music, laughter, auctions & Prairie Dog Coalition short film
Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door
Pre-paid guests will be entered into a raffle to receive a free Patagonia fleece!
Please get your tickets at the door.
Please RSVP by April 7th.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-938-0788.
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Endangered Species Day Celebration Held in South Dakota
On May 18th, “ Endangered Species Day” was celebrated nationwide. This day had a special meaning in Rapid City, South Dakota, where North America’s most endangered mammal —the black-footed ferret— is in danger. Ferret recovery efforts in South Dakota are currently threatened by a proposed plan that would allow poisoning of prairie dogs anywhere in the reintroduction area. The prairie dog fulfills almost 100% of the ferret’s diet.
In order to raise public support for the ferret, the Prairie Dog Coalition joined a host of conservation groups, and tribal and federal agencies to support South Dakota’s important role in the recovery of the black-footed ferret and its integral link to the prairie dog.
More than 70 people attended the event and enjoyed information tables, action items, live footage of ferrets below ground and even a visit from a live ferret from the national breeding facility.