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Published April 10, 2013, 08:38 PM

Dalrymple signs heritage bill

Governor Jack Dalrymple today signed a new law that creates a permanent fund to protect and enhance North Dakota's great outdoors.

Governor Jack Dalrymple today signed a new law that creates a permanent fund to protect and enhance North Dakota's great outdoors.

The North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund will provide as much as 30 million dollars every two years for the preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The Outdoor Heritage Fund will receive a portion of oil production taxes capped at 15 million dollars per year.

Outdoor Heritage Fund grants can be awarded to enhance sportsmen's access to private and public lands, to promote soil, water and plant conservation, to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, for the development of parks and to support other conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.

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