Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative announces 2020 projects

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Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, coordinated by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced $36 million in funding for 121 wildland restoration and rehabilitation projects statewide, with a goal of improving over 173,000 acres of land. In addition, 24 livestock and wildlife water development projects were funded. The projects are scheduled for the 2020 fiscal year. Among them are three plans for southeastern Utah, including prescribed burns in the La Sal Mountains.

The La Sal/Abajo prescribed burns in the Moab and Monticello District of the Manti-La Sal National Forests have been designed to promote aspen regeneration and restore ponderosa pine forests to improve forest health, diversity and wildlife habitat, according to a statement from the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

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