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Prairie dogs out, grass seed in at Monarch Park


April 13, 2022

Patricia Logan

Soil at Monarch Park Open Space was recently shaped into corduroy rows filled with grass and flowering plant seeds. Boulder County is rehabilitating the area at 79th Street and Highway 52 to increase vegetation and habitat to support multiple species.

Only a few prairie dogs remain at the Monarch Park Open Space on the corner of 79th Street and Highway 52, clearing the way for a reseeding operation by Boulder County that began in early April. The animals had eaten much of the vegetation down to dirt, causing erosion near the trails and draws, and encouraging weeds to move in, according to Boulder County invasive plants supervisor Joe Swanson...

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