KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – The Trust for Public Lands has received more than $400,000 in grant money toward the purchase of Spence Mountain.
The Herald and News reported Monday that the trust is trying to gather $6 million to purchase the 7,500-acre property from private landowners so it can be managed by Klamath County.
Spence Mountain is the last block of privately owned land on the west side of Klamath Lake and holds six strategically important lands for fish and wildlife.
There are also 35 miles of mountain bike trails, with plans to expand to 65 miles in the future.
The recent grant was from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The project also has other grants in its sights, including one from the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program.
Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com