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Management Plans. Wildlife Conservation. Purpose: To Develop Objectives and Plans For Either Landscapes or Specific Species. Colorado Conservation Plan for Grassland Species.

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Management plans

Management Plans

  • Wildlife Conservation

Purpose to develop objectives and plans for either landscapes or specific species

Purpose: To Develop Objectives and Plans For Either Landscapes or Specific Species

Colorado conservation plan for grassland species

Colorado Conservation Plan for Grassland Species

  • Goal:“ The goal of the plan is to insure at a minimum, the viability of the black-tailed prairie dog and associated species (Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, swift fox and Ferruginous Hawk) and provide mechanisms to manage for populations beyond minimum levels, where possible , while addressing the interests and rights of private landowners”.

Management plans

The plan includes a continuous process of planning, acting, monitoring and evaluating designed to take into account changes in ecological and social systems, identify and evaluate new information, and make adjustments in actions to achieve specific goals and objectives

Working group member representation


Colo. Department of Agriculture

Colo. Cattlemen’s Assoc.

Colo. Livestock Growers

National Wildlife Federation

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Private Wildlife Mgmt.



Boulder Co. Nature Assoc.

Colo. Assoc. of Homebuilders


Colo. Farm Bureau

County Commissioner

Environmental Defense

Working Group Member Representation

Description of conservation

Description of Conservation

  • Colorado’s Conservation Efforts

  • Role of Black-tailed Prairie Dog in Grassland Ecosystems

  • Status of Black-tailed Prairie Dog and Associated Species

Statements of broad policy

Statements of Broad Policy

  • Legislative Direction

  • Agency Mission

  • Vision for Species Conservation

Management principles

Multi-state Conservation Plan for the Black-tailed Prairie Dog in the US

Policy for Evaluation and Conservation Efforts when Making Listing Decisions

CDOW Strategic Plan

Adaptive Management

Management Principles

Objectives and actions

Objectives and Actions

  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog Acreage and Distribution

Objective 1

Objective #1

  • Population Monitoring and Analysis

  • Plague Monitoring

  • Associated Species Populations

  • Associated Species Monitoring and Analysis

Objective 2

Objective #2

  • Management Response

  • Habitat Considerations and Engaging Private Landowners

Objective 3

Objective #3

  • Public Outreach and Education

Objective 4

Objective #4

  • Regulatory Considerations

Objective 5

Objective #5

  • Management Tools

Objective 6

Objective #6

  • Research

Objective 7

Objective #7

  • Management on Federal, State and Local Government Lands

Objective 8

Objective #8

  • Management on the Front Range

    • The Black-tailed Prairie Dog

    • The Burrowing Owl

    • The Ferruginous Hawk

    • The Mountain Plover

    • The Swift Fox

      - Local Governmental Influence on Conservation Within the Front Range

Objectives 9 11

Objectives # 9-11



Objective 12

Objective #12

  • Relevance in Addressing Listing Factors

  • Present or threatened destruction, modification or curtailment of species habitat or range

  • Over-utilization for commercial, recreational, scientific or educational purposes

Objective 12 continued

Objective #12 Continued…

3. Disease or Predation

4. Inadequacy of regulatory mechanisms

5. Other natural or man-made factors affecting the species’ continued existence

In summary

In Summary…..

  • The plan focuses on high quality science, development of partnerships, voluntary non-regulatory incentives, and uses an adaptive management approach.

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