Living on Burrowed Time is an annual fundraiser conducted by the Prairie Dog Coalition to raise funds to support the Coalition’s work to save prairie dogs, associated species, and their ecosystems.
PDP is a member of the Coalition’s alliance of non-profit organizations, concerned citizens, and scientists dedicated to the protection of prairie dogs and restoration of prairie dog ecosystems.
This year the Coalition honored Terry Tempest Williams for her work to protect prairie dogs. Not only did Ms. Williams’ 2008 book Finding Beauty in a Broken World bring international attention to the prairie dog’s plight, but she has also spent countless hours in the field observing colonies and working behind the scenes to build support for the animals. She created Prairie Dog Day, a Groundhog Day for the West, and taught hundreds of students how important prairie dogs are.
The Coalition also honored Prairie Dog Pals with the Humane Rescue Award for their efforts to stage, rehabilitate, and eventually release the Taos prairie dogs.