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Conservation Fund, MT FWP Finalize Dome Mountain Project

The Conservation Fund and Montana FWP have completed an important Dome Mountain project that benefits Yellowstone elk and other wildlife. The Bozeman Chronicle reported last week that TCF has finalized the sale of 160 acres of private land that abuts the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area to MT FWP for state management. The transaction consolidates a block of public land and secures habitat for elk that migrate between the Paradise Valley and Yellowstone National Park. Gates Watson, The Conservation Fund’s Montana and northwest director, said that the parcel is “the last piece of the puzzle“ for the wildlife management area and provides “significant benefits for both FWP’s management efforts and the animals that migrate across the landscape of the Greater Yellowstone area.”

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