Bluff Lake Nature Center (BLNC) is home to approximately 100 prairie dogs. In moderation, the prairie dog population provides an important link in the food chain. Overpopulation, however, threatens other wildlife. Prairie dogs eat high-value prairie plants, leaving behind only weeds and nothing for other wildlife to eat.
BLNC is working to create the right balance between prairie dogs and other wildlife by managing where the animals are located in the nature center. To do that, they are asking for volunteers who can work 60–90 minutes a week monitoring, staking and filling selected prairie dog holes. Contact Jeff Lamontagne, executive director, Bluff Lake Nature Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.517.6368.