elk restoration program http://kbia.org en State audit faults conservation dept. for overspending on elk restoration http://kbia.org/post/state-audit-faults-conservation-dept-overspending-elk-restoration <p>A report released on Friday by the Missouri auditor's office says the state continued to overspend on its elk restoration project, even after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-restoration-plan-comes-under-fire-state-auditor">a 2011 audit</a> found it was way over budget.</p><p>The current audit found the Missouri Department of Conservation spent close to $3.4 million to bring 129 elk into the state. Only an estimated 115 elk have survived.</p><p>But conservation department Deputy Director Tom Ripperger says those figures are misleading.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:56:11 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 44970 at http://kbia.org State audit faults conservation dept. for overspending on elk restoration Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department http://kbia.org/post/auditor-reviews-mo-conservation-department <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says his office is starting a new review of the state Department of Conservation. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:12:25 +0000 Associated Press 25902 at http://kbia.org Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department