2003 Translocation Project
In 2003 The Flagstaff Mall began an expansion onto 90 acres adjacent to the existing mall. Habitat Harmony and Arizona Game & Fish cooperated to translocate 299 prairie dogs. Many Habitat Harmony volunteers worked to accustom the prairie dogs to go into traps using peanutbutter and molasses bait. Habitat interns observed the prairie dogs to be sure they were translocated in family groups. Volunteers released the prairie dogs at two locations, one ranch east of town and a Game & Fish facility east of town. Westcor, Inc. and the City of Flagstaff cooperated in this large translocation.
A Message to Humans
"I used to be a city fellow. I grew up with the city noises of cars and trains and machines and humans. My family lived close to downtown Flagstaff not far from the railroad tracks along Route 66. What a busy, frightening place it was."
Read My Letter to You