Prairie dog plan comment period extended

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is extending the time period for submitting comments on the “Colorado Gunnison’s and White-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Plan.” Comments from the public will be accepted through Feb. 15.

The conservation plan, when final, will be used as a guide to maintain these two species on native range in Colorado. The plan can be viewed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife Web site at:, the link can be found under “Things to Know” on the home page.

 The Gunnison’s prairie dog is found mainly in southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley and in South Park; the white-tailed prairie dog is found primarily in northwest Colorado but its range extends into the Uncompahgre Valley south of Montrose.  

 The public is invited to make comments on the DOW plan. Comments via e-mail are preferred. Send to: For those who do not have access to the Internet, send comments to Amy Seglund at 2300 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO, 81401.