Prairie Dogs Gain Ground at Thunder Basin

Prairie Dogs, © Michelle ThomasAt 14,000 prairie-dog-occupied acres and growing, Thunder Basin represents the largest concentration of black-tailed prairie dogs existing anywhere. Defenders is proud to be a part of this project, which is not only restoring prairie dogs to their home on the plains, but laying the groundwork to bring other endangered species back to the region.

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