DWR seeks comments on proposal to transplant mountain goats to La Sals
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Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will hold a public open house on April 30 to take comments on a proposal to transplant Rocky Mountain goats in the La Sal Mountains in southeastern Utah.

The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. Light refreshments will be served.

“At the open house, you can visit with DWR biologists,” DWR spokesman Brent Stettler said in a news release. “Any opinion, concern or comment you have will be posted at the open house and recorded for future reference. You can arrive and leave anytime during the two-hour block.”

Rocky Mountain goats are identified by their white, woolly coat and black horns, Stettler said. They stand just over 3 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.

“Mountain goats typically live in the highest elevations in the mountain range in which they live,” he said.

For more information, contact Stettler at 435-613-3707 or by email at brentstettler@utah.gov.

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