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$4.1 million awarded to Gile Flowage land project


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GILE, Wis. — Iron County has been awarded a $4.1 million federal grant that will allow the Gile Flowage Land Conservation Project to acquire 1,055 acres of undeveloped property.

Eric Peterson, the county’s forestry administrator, told The Globe on Tuesday that he expects most of the funds to be used to purchase desired property from Xcel Energy. He added that any remaining funds would go toward restoration of the land.

“It’s primarily scattered land around the east, south and west sides of the Flowage,” said Peterson.

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheri...

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