The largest remaining piece of threatened Palouse Prairie will be conserved, thanks to funding from the WWRP. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News writes that the property, near Steptoe Butte State Park in southeastern Washington, will be managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.
“Earlier this month, the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office announced it had awarded $126 million in conservation grants statewide, including a little more than $1.2 million to the DNR to purchase 437 acres near Steptoe Butte. Combined with the adjacent 168-acre Steptoe Butte State Park, the purchase would more than triple the amount of state-protected land in the area.”
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