Kathryn Flagg recently, as she puts it, “went poking around prairie dog towns in the Thunder Basin National Grassland for WPR.” You can find the story here.
WPR summarizes: “Prairie dogs are stirring strong emotions among local residents and conservationists in the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Ranchers consider them pests, but environmentalists see prairie dogs as a crucial species in the grasslands ecosystem. As the Forest Service rolls out new tactics for managing the prairie dog population in the area, some residents are reacting with passion.”
Get to the listening, everyone!
While you’re over there, I’d also suggest browsing through Flagg’s other stories. This person is busy, busy.
This person is also co-editor of Yonta, and an MFA candidate in nonfiction.