Management Plans

Management Plan for the Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) in Canada

The goal of this management plan is to prevent the Canadian prairie dog from becoming threatened or endangered by ensuring the population maintains at least 90 percent probability of persistence in 100 years. Within Grasslands National Park (Parks Canada Agency) the populations will be allowed to fluctuate in response to natural processes such as drought or predation. Regular monitoring will detect population changes so that appropriate actions can be taken in the event of dramatic declines that threaten the viability of the Canadian prairie dog population or if the prairie dog colonies' expansion negatively impacts other species at risk.

Consultation period: 2009-03-11 to 2009-05-10


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Joanne Tuckwell
Species at Risk Coordinator
Parks Canada
145 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 0R9
Tel: 204-984-2416
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