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New Mexico land purchase to aid with wildlife protection

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 14:12:47-05

QUESTA, N.M. (AP) — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation says the acquisition of nearly 1,200 acres of land near the New Mexico-Colorado border will go a long way to protect a migration corridor for elk and other animals.

The transfer was completed in recent weeks following three years of negotiations with land owners, the foundation and the Bureau of Land Management.

The agency paid nearly $800,000 for four private in-holdings located within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos.

The money came from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.