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Jan 11, 2013 7:30 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Colorado asking Exxon for land deal

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Officials are seeking to swap land in northwest Colorado for a larger parcel of property owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. that officials say would improve wildlife habitat and hunting.

Colorado Parks and Recreation is offering to exchange a 910-acre piece of Piceance State Wildlife Area for more than 1,190 acres of land owned by Exxon.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/bf2p6xo), the state-owned property and Exxon property are each worth about $2 million.

Parks and Wildlife officials believe the land now owned by the company would increase access to adjacent lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, while the company plans to use the state parcel in its energy-development plans.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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