NCW — The state Department of Natural Resources will be spending more than $5.3 million to buy land or conservation easements near Wenatchee and Leavenworth to protect rare plants.
The recent funding awards include:
Nearly $2.74 million to buy up to 1,960 acres to expand the Upper Dry Gulch Natural Area Preserve to protect the Whited’s milkvetch, a rare plant. The preserve is about 13 miles southeast of Wenatchee.
Over $2.6 million to buy some 230 acres near Leavenworth to…