Posted June 30, 2016 12:26 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Bear River Watershed Conservation Area
Bear River Watershed Conservation Area
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Brigham City, UT -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting a 30-acre conservation easement donation west of Brigham City, Utah, from the Ferry Ranch and Farm family.

Their contribution formally establishes the Bear River Watershed Conservation Area as the 565th national wildlife refuge.

The Ferry family – John, Ben and Joel – are long-time landowners who are passionate about conserving the land, wildlife, and resources for future generations. They are the first landowners to establish a conservation easement in this area.

“Our philosophy is we are in a unique mix of agriculture and wildlife,” said John Ferry. “We were looking at a synergistic, collaborative approach to ensure nothing in this oasis in the desert will change. There will be no threat of development, and the wetland habitat will be preserved. You have to strike a balance. Farming, ranching and conservation can all get along.”

“It is through partnerships with conservation-minded private landowners, like the Ferry family, that together, we will find our greatest success in conserving these important landscapes for both people and wildlife,” said Regional Director Noreen Walsh. “The Ferry family are private landowners who …Read the Rest

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