A House-Senate conference committee approved Tuesday an Interior Department spending bill that will allow grazers in Capitol Reef National Park to hold their rights throughout the lives of children of ranchers who ran cattle there when the park was established in 1971.

The compromise over grazing rights was worked out last year by the Utah congressional delegation.The Park Service has bought out grazing rights for 2,487 animal unit months at a cost of $129,324, and 1,692 AUMs remain, according to Director William Penn Mott.

Mott told House Parks Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Sidney Yates, D-Ill., that the remaining grazing rights could be bought for $90,000.