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Fri., April 12, 2013, 6:37 a.m.

Conservation Futures could add two choice spots

Property at Mica Peak and near Williams Lake are proposed for acquisition through the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program.
Property at Mica Peak and near Williams Lake are proposed for acquisition through the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program.

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Spokane County Conservation Futures Program is asking county commissioners to preserve 920 acres on the west flank of Mica Peak and15 acres at a geological site between Badger and Williams lakes south of Cheney.

If approved, the acquisitions would bring Conservation Futures Program holdings to more than 7,000 acres through 29 acquisitions.

To date through the program, Spokane County Parks and Recreation manages 14 properties and the City of Spokane Parks Department manages an additional 11 properties within city limits.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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