COSA Reverse Dispersal Translocation

This technique is a part of the City of Boulder’s program as well and we utilize it on a regular basis. I’d be happy to chat with you about it.


Joy Master

Natural Lands Program Coordinator

O: 303-413-7261


Boulder Parks & Recreation

3198 Broadway | Boulder, CO 80304

From: Rob Burdine – via list <>
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2019 1:38 PM
To: Master, Joy <>
Subject: [COSA] Reverse Dispersal Translocation


I’m interested in hearing from organizations or individuals that have utilized this passive prairie dog relocation technique. I’d be interested in its effectiveness, the aggressiveness shown by prairie dogs towards each other, and any other details about the technique that may be important to know.

I’d also be interested in those that are opposed to this technique, is it humane? and why do you oppose it? I’ve heard from a few of you already, and it gives me pause.

This method of passive relocation was adopted by our City Council to include in Lafayette’s Prairie Dog Conservation Plan going forward, and I’d like to learn more…


Rob Burdine

City of Lafayette

Open Space Superintendent

Office – 303-661-1310


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