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Accession Number PB2013-101483
Title Wall Ranger District 2009 Plague Management Report.
Publication Date Nov 2009
Media Count 13p
Personal Author R. L. Griebel
Abstract On May 13, 2008, plague was discovered in the Conata Basin which resulted in an emergency response by four federal agencies to treat over 11,000 acres with DeltaDust to preserve the highest quality black-footed habitat. For calendar year 2008, plague essentially reduced the amount of active prairie dog habitat by 9,700 acres and proved to be nearly 100 percent lethal where found. The Forest Service (FS), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Badlands National Park (BNP) and a private contractor provided personnel and resources to dust the same areas in 2009. Dusting was completed on August 17, 2009, a month earlier than in 2008 (Griebel 2008) and consisted of 454,881 burrows in 11,148 acres of active prairie dog habitat.
Keywords Conata Basin
Emergency response
Federal agencies
Insecticide dust
Prairie dog habitat
Wall Ranger District

Source Agency Forest Service Engineering Staff Washington DC
NTIS Subject Category 57J - Immunology
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57Z - Zoology
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Nebraska National Forest, Wall, South Dakota. Buffalo Gap National Grassland.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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