Friday, July 26, 2013

Land transaction to protect prairie dogs in Garfield County

The School Institutional Trust Lands Administration sold 800 acres of its lands in Garfield County to The Nature Conservancy to secure protection of the prairie dog's habitat. The funding for the habitat was made available by the Federal Aviation Administration to help offset improvements made to Cedar City, Parowan and Wayne County airports that negatively impacted the species, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act. KSL