(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)SALT LAKE CITY — Federal wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs, which worries animal advocates but relieves people in southern Utah who say their town was overrun by the burrowing creatures. The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules finalized late last week make it easier…
Ten states stepped in to support the decision: Michigan, South Dakota, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana and Wyoming.
Rodents help sustain endangered black-footed ferrets and more than 100 other species on the Great Plains.