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Prairie Dog Habitat

Throughout their range, white-tailed prairie dogs inhabit xeric sites with mixed stands of shrubs and grasses. In Montana they inhabit these habitats dominated by two types of vegetation: areas with Nuttall saltbrush with lesser amounts of big sage, and areas with povery sumpweed and winter fat (Flath 1979). They live at higher elevations and in meadows with more diverse grass and herb cover than do black-tailed prairie dogs (Hoffmann, in Wilson and Ruff 1999) and their range in Montana is at higher elevations than other areas across their distribution.


Author: Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Source: fwp.mt.gov/