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Conservation Funds In Bill Before Senate

Mon., Sept. 30, 1996

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig said two important conservation programs in Idaho have been funded in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill likely to be voted on in the Senate today.

The bill includes $400,000 that Craig requested for an endangered bird conservation program at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise.

“The money approved will go toward repopulating the North American condor, the peregrine falcon, and other birds of prey at the center,” Craig said.

Craig said the Omnibus Appropriations bill also includes $100,000 for watershed improvement in the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. The money will be used to begin an improvement needs inventory and draw up plans to correct drainage problems associated with long-abandoned logging roads.

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