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Yellowstone gets donations to pay for projects

By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 14 2013 05:00:27 PM MDT
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

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.