Overview of the Conservation and Management Plan
The Kansas Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Conservation and Management Plan is designed to minimize and potentially eliminate the current threat to prairie dog populations as listed in the US FWS 12-month finding published in the Federal Register (Feb 4, 2000: Vol. 65, No. 24). The five threats are as follow:
1. Present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range.
2. Over utilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes.
3. Disease or predation.
4. Inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms.
5. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence including Control (Poisoning) and Habitat Fragmentation.