prairie dog http://kuer.org en Utah Prairie Dog Story Prompts Stewart's Endangered Species Bill http://kuer.org/post/utah-prairie-dog-story-prompts-stewarts-endangered-species-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal law restricts some development in Iron County to protect the Utah prairie dog. But a Utah congressman says it’s a case where the federal Endangered Species Act should be improved.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 43629 at http://kuer.org Utah Prairie Dog Story Prompts Stewart's Endangered Species Bill Land Deal Creates Critter Credits http://kuer.org/post/land-deal-creates-critter-credits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Utah’s state lands agency has a thousand prairie dog credits to sell.&nbsp; They’re the result of a land deal that helps to keep the critters away from airport runways in southern Utah.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:35:07 +0000 Dan Bammes 32858 at http://kuer.org Land Deal Creates Critter Credits New Federal Rule Allows Killing Airport's Prairie Dogs http://kuer.org/post/new-federal-rule-allows-killing-airports-prairie-dogs <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow the city of Parowan to kill the prairie dogs that have been digging tunnels under the runway and causing other damage at its airport. &nbsp;Utah prairie dogs are protected under the Endangered Species Act, but the agency issued a new rule yesterday that allows killing the animals where they pose a safety risk. &nbsp;Parowan&nbsp;City Manager Shayne Scott thinks the new rule will help bring business back to the airport.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:06:22 +0000 Dan Bammes 16009 at http://kuer.org New Federal Rule Allows Killing Airport's Prairie Dogs