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Family Gift Provides New Access to North Platte

August 13, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

It wasn’t an outright gift, to be sure, but the decision by the Van Rensselaer family to offer one mile of property along the North Platte to The Conservation Fund at less than market value means important public access for anglers. “‘It prevents residential or commercial development,’ said Luke Lynch, Wyoming field representative for the fund. ‘It’s an important riparian corridor and wetlands area.'” In the Billings Gazette.