Rita Blanca National Grasslands http://hppr.org en Rita Blanca National Grasslands Participating in Prairie Dog Vaccination Study http://hppr.org/post/rita-blanca-national-grasslands-participating-prairie-dog-vaccination-study <p>Prairie dogs are a keystone species on the high plains.&nbsp; That means others rely on them for food and shelter.&nbsp; <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-07-14/prairie-dog-study-has-high-hopes"><strong>The Amarillo Globe-News</strong></a> reported a study is being conducted to keep them healthy by vaccinating them for the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(78, 78, 78); font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 1.5;">bubonic plague. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 18901 at http://hppr.org Rita Blanca National Grasslands Participating in Prairie Dog Vaccination Study Black-footed Ferrets May Return to Rita Blanca National Grasslands http://hppr.org/post/black-footed-ferrets-may-return-rita-blanca-national-grasslands <p>Black-footed ferrets may be returning to the Texas Panhandle.&nbsp; <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-06-18/black-footed-ferret-might-be-reintroduced-region"><strong>Kevin Welch reported</strong></a> in&nbsp; a recent article, found in the Amarillo Globe News, that public comments will be accepted this week by state and federal agencies.&nbsp; The proposed plan is to reintroduce ferrets to the High Lonesome area of the Rita Blanca National Grasslands in northwest Dallam County.&nbsp; High Lonesome is the largest contiguous piece of land in the grasslands.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 17656 at http://hppr.org Black-footed Ferrets May Return to Rita Blanca National Grasslands