Bird refuge may see increased funding from Interior Department

The U.S. Interior Department is highlighting two projects in Utah that are key parts of a push by President Barack Obama to encourage more outdoor recreation.Interior officials say the completion of the Jordan River Parkway and education programs at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will be included in a report planned for release this month.Two projects in each state are included in the report and will receive additional federal funding. The Bear River refuge hosts millions of migrating birds and is home to dozens of species.

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