Yellowstone gets donations to pay for projects
The Yellowstone Park Foundation is donating $600,000 for projects in Yellowstone National Park.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports in a story published Sunday the money will be used for 12 projects selected for this spring's grant cycle.
The projects include $100,000 for the Slough Creek Native Trout project to determine how rainbow trout are invading Slough Creek.
Another $85,000 will be used for the Yellowstone Raptor Initiative. The five-year project is in its third year of studying raptors in the park.
Yellowstone National Park saw its budget cut by $1.75 million due to federal budget cuts.
Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says the foundation's money will help the park move forward on important projects.
The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a fundraising partner with the park and relies on donations from individuals and groups.