Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Version of Record

Publication Date

2-2016

Keywords

Ecological sites, wildlife-livestock interaction, species diversity, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Abstract

On the Ground

  • The perception of prairie dogs among Native Americans living on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is mixed. Some Native Americans focus on the loss of forage productivity, whereas others are interested in the cultural and ecological aspects of prairie dogs.
  • The use of ecological sites may provide a mechanism for developing a management framework that would consider both livestock and prairie dogs.
  • The three ecological sites we surveyed had large differences in off-colony standing crop, but in 2 of the 3 years we surveyed, there were no differences between standing crop on-colony.
  • This suggests that management of prairie dogs on rangelands should focus on limiting prairie dogs on more productive ecological sites with less productive sites receiving less emphasis.

Publication Title

Rangelands

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

28

Pages

6

Format

application/pdf

Language

en

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.rala.2015.11.001

Publisher

Elsevier

Rights

Copyright © the Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Comments

This work was published in Rangelands (2016) 38:1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2015.11.001

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