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Prairie Protection Colorado was started by grassroots activists who refused to stand by while they witnessed the continued annihilation of prairie dogs up and down the Front Range. Our non-profit organization advocates for prairie dogs by drawing attention to the mass exterminations of prairie dog colonies through organizing and resisting the destruction of these last remaining prairie communities. PPC organizes on the ground and works ​​​​​​with local governments, the media and legal channels to cast a web of protection over the last remaining prairie dog colonies throughout Colorado's Front Range communities.

Colonies Saved Through PPC Campaigns:​​​

Midway Colony

Armory Colony

Naropa Colony

Castle Rock Colony



Current Issues PPC Is Working On

Longmont Municipal Code

PPC's very own board president has been hard at work drafting a municipal code that would ensure that private land owners throughout Longmont make a sincere good faith effort to relocate prairie dogs prior to any extermination taking place. This code is modeled after the City of Boulder's code which would allow the city to require a
permit prior to any kill and would also ensure that the residents of Longmont were aware of these at
risk colonies and able to actively seek a relocation effort with the City.
Please watch our facebook page for updates and email us for more information

Campaign to Stop Colorado Parks and Wildlife's War on Wildlife in our State Parks!

PPC was notified by a concerned citizen that CPW was poisoning prairie dogs in our state parks. We did our research through open records requests and found that both Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Parks were actively poisoning thousands of prairie dog burrows in our parks in partnership with Wildlife Services. CPW also attempted to hide information from citizens both in face to face meetings and through our open records requests. We are currently working with our legal team to hold CPW accountable and we will need as much public involvement as possible to ensure that CPW stops poisoning wildlife in our parks. Please consider signing our petition and stay tuned to this webpage and our facebook page for more information on how you can get involved and help us advocate for prairie dogs and their habitat in our state parks!

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Con Slobodchikoff, an emeritus professor of biology at Northern Arizona University, has been analyzing the sounds of prairie dogs for more than 30 years.

Not long after he started, he learned that prairie dogs had distinct alarm calls for different predators. Around the same time,separate researchers found that a few other species had similar vocabularies of danger.

What Slobodchikoff claimed to discover in the following decades, however, was extraordinary: Beyond identifying the type of predator, prairie-dog calls also specified its size, shape, color and speed; the animals could even combine the structural elements of their calls in novel ways to describe something they had never seen before. No scientist had ever put forward such a thorough guide to the native tongue of a wild species or discovered one so intricate. Prairie-dog communication is so complex, Slobodchikoff says — so expressive and rich in information — that it constitutes nothing less than language.
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