Hearing held on North Dakota land buy proposal
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A McKenzie County commissioner says the group is likely to oppose a proposal by the American Foundation for Wildlife to buy nearly 1,000 acres of land in northwest North Dakota.
Richard Cayko says more than 40 percent of the land in the county already is owned by the state or federal government.
The wildlife group already owns more than 1,700 acres near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. The foundation wants to buy the new tract and transfer it to the state Game and Fish Department as a wildlife management area.
A public hearing was held Tuesday. The county commission and the state Natural Areas Acquisition Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the governor, who has the final say on land purchases by nonprofits.