The Trust for Public Land sold the 990-acre Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch to the USFS for $3 million. The previous owner, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, donated the property to the trust. The ranch sits immediately north of the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area and is considered of vital importance to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The purchase monies, which were appropriated by Congress from the Land and Conservation Fund, will be used by the trust to support high priority land protection in Wyoming.
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