Long-buried audit finds misuse of protection funds

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Scott Streater, E&E News reporter
E&E News

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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The nonprofit group charged with carrying out a mostly voluntary federal recovery strategy for the imperiled lesser prairie chicken has mishandled funds meant to protect the bird, spending large sums on an office building and staff salaries instead of conservation, according to an internal audit that suggests the program should be terminated.

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