Steamboat Springs — The Federal Aviation Administration has granted $48,693 for an improved wildlife fence at Steamboat Springs Airport.
“We have an ongoing problem with deer, elk, and other wildlife that get on the airport property,” Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said. “This (will be) a bigger and better and more effective wildlife fence.”
DuBord said the FAA grant will cover 90 percent of costs for the fence, which the Colorado Aeronautical Board is also helping fund.
“I would expect our match to be pretty minimal,” DuBord said.