Action timeline

September 22, 2004 – The Center and seven allies filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service over a plan to poison and shoot black-tailed prairie dogs in South Dakota's Buffalo Gap National Grasslands.

December 2, 2008 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a finding that the black-tailed prairie dog may deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act and initiated a review of the species' status.

October 22, 2009 – The Center submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the approval of poison Kaput-D for use in killing black-tailed prairie dogs.

Photo of black-tailed prairie dog courtesy Flickr/Wade Tregaskis