12.9.1010 CRITERIA FOR SENDING AREAS
(1) An area may qualify as a sending area when one or more of the following conditions exist at the sending area:
(a) the landowner/public land manager needs or desires to reduce prairie dog density or overall acreage of prairie dog towns;
(b) the area supports sufficient acres and density of prairie dogs to provide donor stock without significantly impacting prairie dog density or overall acreage of prairie dogs;
(c) the presence of prairie dogs conflicts with urban expansion or agricultural production and there is little to no opportunity to reconcile conflicts between these land uses and prairie dog occupancy; or
(d) prairie dog colonies are threatened by lethal control.
History: 87-1-301, 87-5-105, MCA; IMP, 87-1-301, 87-5-105, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1756, Eff. 8/6/04.