Two Utah tribes win grants for wildlife projects

Salt Lake City, Utah (AP) June 2011

The Goshute and Paiute tribes of Utah have won federal grants for wildlife conservation projects from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports Goshute tribes in the state got $167,000 for a wildlife assessment project, and the Paiute tribe was awarded $192,000 to erect fencing to reduce road kill.

The Goshute tribes, whose reservation is near the Deep Creek Mountains along the Nevada border, will use the money to assess the impact on wildlife of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s proposal to pump groundwater from the tribes’ region to Las Vegas. They also will use the money to challenge the controversial proposal.

The Paiute tribe will erect protective fencing in the Panguitch Lake area to reduce wildlife deaths from collisions with vehicles.



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