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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013, 2:28 P.M.

Utah snubs Forest Service with mountain goat plan

Species like mountain goats that live at high elevations will lose their habitat and are likely to go extinct.Associated Press
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Species like mountain goats that live at high elevations will lose their habitat and are likely to go extinct.Associated Press (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Utah to proceed with mountain goat plan despite USFS's objections
Mountain goats have never resided in Utah's La Sal Mountains, and for that reason the U.S. Forest Service is objecting to Utah's decision to put the animals in the small island range near Moab to eventually allow trophy hunting of the goats.
--Salt Lake Tribune




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