The Bear River, which flows through portions of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, is one of the last bastions for the Bonneville cutthroat, making a round of scheduled public meetings paramount for the species. At stake are numerous conservation easements along portions of the Bear River, all possibly available, at a cost of $745 million. Yep, it’s a big deal.
Here’s more of the story from the Desert News
LOGAN — A series of six public meetings in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho will be held in December to detail a proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to buy conservation easements along the 500-mile stretch of the Bear River.
The watershed conservation plan, still in draft form, envisions purchasing or receiving up to 920,000 acres from wiling sellers at an estimated cost of $745 million.
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