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Feds ask for funding from PVHP


Erik Gantt

Chris Otto, Fuels Specialist with Bureau of Land Management, makes a proposal to the PVHP for funding to increase mule deer habitat. A fuels specialist analyzes combustible material for prescribed burns and wildland fires.

In what might seem like a twist of fate to some, a private non-profit is looking at providing more funding for federal agencies in the Valley.

The Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) listened to proposals requesting funds for six new projects focused on improving mule deer and sage grouse habitat.

Three federal agencies, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests (MBRNF), and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) are applying for matching funds for five of the proposed projects. The Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District (SERCD) is applyi...

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