Laramie, WY – Wyoming's wildlife trust fund has received nine applications asking for cash to set aside land for conservation.
That's out of a total of 36 applications so far, which represents the biggest number the fund has seen in its two years of operation. The nine conservation easement projects would allow landowners to keep their property from being developed into housing lots in the future.
The director of the trust, Bob Budd, says these Wyomingites are thinking about their legacy.
The state-funded trust grants money to projects ranging from stream improvement to helping sagebrush habitat.