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BLM gets land for chicken

December 8, 2012 • Local News


Lesser prairie chicken. USFWS Photo

ROSWELL (AP) — The area of protection for the lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico is expanding.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management acquired 1,789 acres of land in eastern Chaves County earlier this month that will become part of a larger, special management area for the member of the prairie grouse family. The BLM had sought the help of the Conservation Fund to consolidate land and raise funds to purchase land and grazing permits.

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