District 2 (Albany and Carbon Counties)

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Muddy Creek Wetlands IV
September 2016.  Wetland enhancement and development of new wetland habitat in conjunction with other improvements on Muddy Creek in southern Carbon County.

Total project cost:  $525,000
WWNRT Funded:  $215,000
Sponsor:  Little Snake River Conservation District
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Little Snake River IV
September 2016.   Re-route the Little Snake River into historic channels that have been lost due to channelization. This project will extend the linear stream system and reduce grade through mechanical alteration of the physical waterway, specifically to restore stream morphology, enhance irrigation structures, establish fisheries habitat, maintain and replace native vegetation, and manage livestock grazing.  

Total Project Cost:  $558,300
WWNRT Funded:   $223,300
Sponsor:  Little Snake River Conservation District

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Baggs Mule Deer
September 2016.  Watershed improvement and habitat enhancement through mechanical removal of invasive junipers and treatment of invasive species on approximately 11,200 acres in southern Wyoming.  

Total Project Cost:  $707,500
WWNRT Funded:   $280,900
Sponsor:  Little Snake River Conservation District  
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Home Ranch Conservation Easement
September 2016.  Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 140 acres of private land in Albany County.

Total Project Cost:  $319,500
WWNRT Funded:   $115,000
Sponsor:  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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Terry Creek Conservation Easement
September 2016.  Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 480 acres of private land in Albany County.

Total Project Cost:  $619,000
WWNRT Funded:   $188,000
Sponsor:  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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Weber Creek Conservation Easement
September 2016.   Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 520 acres of private land in Carbon County.

Total Project Cost:   $525,000
WWNRT Funded:    $215,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy
 
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Willow Spring Water
March 2016.  Water development and associated delivery systems in Carbon County, including water lines, fencing, tanks and storage facilities.

Total Project Cost:  $359,987
WWNRT Funded:  $119,996
Sponsor:  Medicine Bow Conservation District
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TFB Aspen
March 2016.  Enhancement of aspen habitats by removal of invasive and encroaching conifer and shrubs through fire, mechanical and chemical treatment.

Total Project Cost:  $134,400
WWNRT Funded:     $30,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Big Creek Fish Passage
March 2016.  Irrigation infrastructure improvement by removing barriers to fish movement during low flow periods on Big Creek in southern Wyoming. 

Total Project Cost:  $323,666
WWNRT Funded:   $105,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Squirrel Creek Fire Rehab
March 2016.  Chemical treatment of cheatgrass and other invasive species, and potential planting of desirable species to restore acreage burned in the Squirrel Creek firee.

Total Project Cost:  $143,375
WWNRT Funded:     $28,000 
Sponsor:  Muley Fanatic Foundation - Southeast Wyoming Chapter
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Adams Fish Passage
March 2016.  Stream habitat improvements and instream structure to regulate fish passage in an area of high importance to Colorado River Cutthroat trout.  

Total Project Cost:  $175,000
WWNRT Funded:     $82,500
Sponsor:  Little Snake River Conservation District
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Pole Mountain Vegetation
March 2016.  Mechanical treatment and prescribed fire to remove invasive conifer and chemical treatment to eradicate invasive cheatgrass on U.S. Forest Service lands near Cheyenne. 

Total Project Cost:  $202,886
WWNRT Funded:    $53,750
Sponsor:  U.S. Forest Service - Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests
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Rankin Creek
March 2016.  Restoration of spring capture, delivery systems and fencing to enhance water flow, maintain habitats, and manage livestock more efficiently.  

Total Project Cost:  $45,000
WWNRT Funded:   $10,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Rawlins




Weber Ranch Easement

December 2011. Conservation easement on approximately 4,200 acres of native rangeland north of Baggs. The area is critical to annual migration of mule deer and elk, and is within a Core Population Area for Sage-grouse.


Total Project Cost: $1,668,718
WWNRT Funded: $320,00
     Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Rawlins Fence Conversions 2011
December 2011. Continuation of earlier efforts to remove fences that create a barrier to wildlife movement in Carbon and Sweetwater counties. Project Status: Continuing Project

Total Project Cost: $269,691
WWNRT Funded: $34,000
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM


Hell Canyon Fish Passage
June 2012. Establishment of fish barrier to preclude migration of non-native fish into habitat occupied by pure strains of Colorado River cutthroat trout. This is the continuation of a watershed enhancement strategy in Carbon County.


Total Project Cost: $127,000
WWNRT Funded: $44,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited



Condict Ranch Habitat II

Project Status: Continuing Project
June 2012. Habitat enhancement to improve forage and water for mule deer in the Saratoga Valley.

Total Project Cost: $75,980
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Little Snake Wetlands
June 2012. Watershed-scale wetland creation and restoration on main stem of Little Snake River and tributaries, including oxbow restoration and wetland establishment. This project will reduce flooding and improve habitat for a wide variety of species.


Total Project Cost: $490,000
WWNRT Funded: $180,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Little Snake Aspen V

June 2012. Conifer removal and aspen regeneration on watersheds in the Little Snake River Valley. The project is continuation of efforts begun in 2008 through partnerships with local landowners, industry, and other interests. This project is partially funded by Devon Energy and Anadarko Petroleum.


Total Project Cost: $219,500
     WWNRT Funded: $75,000
     Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Baggs Mule Deer III
June 2012. Removal of invasive conifers from crucial winter mule deer ranges, primarily by mechanical treatment and prescribed fire. This project will help to increase the winter carrying capacity for deer in the Baggs area.


Total Project Cost: $95,000
WWNRT Funded: $47,500
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Wamsutter Water
June 2012. Replacement of wells that provide water for livestock and wildlife and infrastructure placement that will allow efficient delivery of water for a variety of species. This project is funded primarily by a grant of $220,000 from BP America.


Total Project Cost: $238,500
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Hutton Lake – Gere and Barbara Kruse Memorial
June 2012. Restoration and creation of wetland habitats that are essential to a variety of bird species, including waterfowl, wading birds, and song birds. Project also includes vegetation restoration and management, as well as invasive species eradication. This project is funded primarily by a grant of $42,500 from Babs Kruse of St. Stephens, in honor of her parents.


Total Project Cost: $105,950
WWNRT Funded: $85,000
Sponsor: Laramie Rivers Conservation District


Shirley Basin Sage Grouse
June 2012. Water development, grazing management, and invasive species control affecting more than 42,000 acres of Core Population Area for Sage-grouse north of Medicine Bow. This is the continuation of projects beginning in 2007, affecting nearly one million acres of grassland and sagebrush steppe habitats.


Total Project Cost: $230,650
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District



Rawlins Sagebrush II
June 2012. Continuation of sagebrush enhancement projects to improve habitat for Sage-grouse, mule deer, and antelope, along with other sagebrush obligate species in Carbon and Sweetwater counties.


Total Project Cost: $96,800
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Condict Mule Deer Habitat

June 2011. Rangeland improvements, water development and removal of invasive juniper and conifers to enhance mule deer habitat in the Saratoga Valley.

Total Project Cost: $185,740
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



Baggs Mule Deer II
June 2011. Continuation of juniper removal and shrub stimulation to provide winter forage for migratory mule deer near Baggs. This project, coupled with the Baggs Deer Crossing, and other efforts, will maintain mule deer populations in the area by allowing better winter survival.


Total Project Cost: $65,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Dry Cow - Cow Creek Range Enhancement
June 2011. Rangeland improvements, water development and fence modification to enhance habitat for Sage-grouse, mule deer, antelope and other species in the Saratoga Valley.


Total Project Cost: $74,000
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



Sanger Retrofit

June 2011. Modification of an old stream habitat improvement to allow spawning fish to access upper portions of the stream.


Total Project Cost: $53,900
WWNRT Funded: $7,900
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited




Alamosa Gulch Water

June 2011. Water development and distribution to enhance seasonal livestock use and improve habitats for Sage-grouse, mule deer, antelope and other species.


Total Project Cost: $74,000
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Dirtyman Fish Passage

June 2011. Removal of barriers to fish movement on Dirtyman Creek south of Rawlins. This project, along with others, will open habitat to more than 100 miles of historic range for native fish species.


Total Project Cost: $122,900
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Ferris Mountain Rx Fire

June 2011. Ongoing program of prescribed fire, mechanical treatment and re-seeding to enhance decadent aspen, sagebrush and grassland habitats in the Ferris Mountains north of Rawlins. Primary species targeted are elk, Sage-grouse, mule deer, and bighorn sheep.


Total Project Cost: $350,000
WWNRT Funded: $90,000
Sponsor: BLM - Rawlins


Little Snake Riparian II

December 2010. Channel reconstruction and wetland creation on approximately 4 miles of the Little Snake River. This project includes a large number of landowners, and will improve habitats for native fish, game fish, amphibians, and other species.


Total Project Cost: $1,853,200
WWNRT Funded: $245,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Little Snake River Aspen IV

December 2010. Fourth phase of landscape-scale project to remove beetle-killed conifers and treat watersheds in the Sierra Madres has resulted in conversion to highly-productive aspen stands, many of which were lost over past decades. This project has a wide range of support, with partnerships from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Anadarko, and Devon Energy.


Total Project Cost: $828,000
WWNRT Funded: $235,308
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District





East Fork Encampment River

June 2010. This project will remove a barrier to fish passage on the river, allowing migration of spawning fish, and greater distribution of fish throughout the river system.


Total Project Cost: $205,684
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Upper Muddy Creek

December 2010. Removal of an existing fish barrier and replacement with structures that will allow spawning fish to access upper portions of the stream.


Total Project Cost: $350,000
WWNRT Funded: $122,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Pelton Creek

June 2010. This project will remove a barrier to fish passage on Pelton Creek, allowing migration of spawning fish, and greater distribution of fish throughout the river system.


Total Project Cost: $175,000
WWNRT Funded: $81,000
Sponsor: Medicine Bow National Forest


Little Snake Fish Passage II

June 2010. Continuation of efforts to remove structural barriers and enhance irrigation efficiency throughout the Little Snake River drainage.


Total Project Cost: $1,227,700
WWNRT Funded: $165,500
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Rawlins Sagebrush Thinning

June 2010. Chemical application to enhance winter forage production on 15,000 acres of winter range for mule deer in Carbon County. Thinning of sagebrush will allow greater production of bitterbrush, snowberry, and native grasses. Areas with Sage-grouse leks will not be treated to allow nesting habitat to remain intact.


Total Project Cost: $126,710
WWNRT Funded: $37,000
Sponsor: BLM-Rawlins


Seminoe Mountains Rx Fire

June 2010. Prescribed fire on 25,000 acres will increase forage production and palatability for bighorn sheep, mule deer, and elk, while providing fire protection from catastrophic wildfire.


Total Project Cost: $75,000
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: BLM-Rawlins


North Walcott Water

June 2010. Project will provide water in arid areas used by deer, elk, antelope and livestock, allowing better distribution of animals.


Total Project Cost: $23,000
WWNRT Funded: $5,000
Sponsor: BLM-Rawlins


Stone Ranch Water

June 2010. This large area was converted from domestic sheep grazing to cattle to enhance the potential for transplanted bighorn sheep. Development of water sources will allow better grazing management, and provide water for bighorn sheep and other game animals.


Total Project Cost: $47,800
WWNRT Funded: $5,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District


Baggs Mule Deer

December 2010. Continuation of juniper removal and shrub stimulation to provide winter forage for migratory mule deer near Baggs. This project, coupled with the Baggs Deer Crossing, and other efforts, will maintain mule deer populations in the area, by allowing better winter survival.


Total Project Cost: $160,000
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Little Snake Beaver

December 2010. Beaver are one of the best tools to maintain and enhance small stream systems in the Rocky Mountain region. This project seeks to repeat successful efforts to provide large building material (aspen logs) that will allow new beaver colonies to establish and flourish.


Total Project Cost: $20,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Laramie River Restoration III

December 2010. The Laramie River is a great asset to the community of Laramie, and this project has already led to the river healing and developing an improved fishery and habitat source for songbirds and waterfowl. The project includes mechanical alteration of stream function, to add more deep pools for fish, and to reduce or eliminate the threat of erosion.


Total Project Cost: $1,114,000
        WWNRT Funded: $447,611
        Sponsor: Laramie Beautification Committee



John's Creek Conservation Easement

December 2009. This grant helps to close a donated easement on 640 acres of crucial elk winter range near Laramie.


Total Project Cost: $256,700
WWNRT Funded: $5,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation




Thorne/Williams Wildlife Habitat Unit

December 2009. Fencing improvements on Game and Fish research and habitat unit in Sybille Canyon.


Total Project Cost: $50,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission




 
Dad Juniper

December 2009. Habitat restoration for winter and transitional ranges for mule deer and elk in south-central Wyoming. The project includes removal of invasive juniper and grazing management by the Weber family to enhance recruitment of native vegetation.


Total Project Cost: $90,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Rawlins



Focus Ranch Conservation Easement

December 2009. Permanent restriction on development of ranch operation, including important habitat for mule deer, elk, moose, birds and several miles of riparian habitat. This easement also includes some of the most robust populations of Columbia sharp-tailed grouse in Wyoming.


Total Project Cost: $1,094,200
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust


 
Savery Creek Fisheries V
December 2010. This project includes continued restoration of Savery Creek using channel shaping, along with the use of strategically placed rocks and trees. This project will help improve fish habitat as well as habitat for waterfowl, beaver, and mule deer that frequent the riparian areas.

Total Project Cost: $1,533,000
WWNRT Funded: $211,830
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation




Muddy Creek Wetlands III

June 2009. Beginning with one small impoundment along Muddy Creek, this project has expanded to include more than 800 acres of high-desert wetlands. The number of bird species using this habitat continues to expand, but is well more than 100 species, many of which are rarely found in Wyoming.


Total Project Cost: $162,000
WWNRT Funded: $48,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Battle Creek Fisheries

June 2009. Stream enhancements and irrigation improvements on Battle Creek will allow greater production of trout, as well as other aquatic species.


Total Project Cost: $238,700
WWNRT Funded: $43,500
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Pennock Mountain Meadows

June 2009. Improvement of irrigation systems on the Pennock Mountain winter range will add forage for elk and mule deer in Carbon County.


Total Project Cost: $104,328
WWNRT Funded: $29,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Coal Bank Gulch

June 2009. Stream structures will eliminate erosive head-cutting and create off-channel wetland habitats on this tributary of Muddy Creek that serves as a spawning stream for Colorado River Cutthroat trout.


Total Project Cost: $144,000
WWNRT Funded: $47,000
   Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Baggs Deer Crossing

December 2008. Construction of underpass and fencing to create migration route for mule deer in areas of high traffic and deer mortality.


Total Project Cost: $1,352,000
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission





Platte Valley Mule Deer Habitat

December 2008. Restoration of sagebrush and aspen habitats to benefit migrating and wintering mule deer.


Total Project Cost: $22,200
WWNRT Funded: $13,100
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Platte Valley Mule Deer Assessment

December 2008. Herd and habitat evaluation in eastern Carbon County to develop implementation strategies for habitat enhancements.


Total Project Cost: $107,000
WWNRT Funded: $21,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Shirley Basin Grassland III

December 2007. Continuation of existing landscape-scale enhancements of sagebrush and grassland habitats in Shirley Basin. Project includes water development, wetland enhancement, and extensive changes in grazing management. This project is funded with a 100% match from The Nature Conservancy Grassland Initiative.


Total Project Cost: $1,008,610
WWNRT Funded: $67,320
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District


Rawlins Fence Conversion

December 2007. Continuation of efforts to convert fence from impassable to wildlife-friendly design in various areas in Carbon County.


Total Project Cost: $179,000
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management


Stone-Haystack Water

December 2007. Protection of water source and provision of off-site water on winter range for elk, pronghorn and mule deer north of Rawlins in Carbon County.


Total Project Cost: $30,500
WWNRT Funded: $14,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management


Seminoe Reservoir

Extensive removal of saltcedar from several miles of Medicine Bow River and Seminoe reservoir.


Total Project Cost: $730,060
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District


Snowy Range Habitat

Habitat restoration for uplands species and water quality improvements through decommissioning of unauthorized roads, restoration of native habitats, and travel management on approximately 300 miles of roads in the Snowy Range.


Total Project Cost: $592,219
WWNRT Funded: $127,250
Sponsor: Medicine Bow National Forest



Ladder Livestock Conservation Easement

Conservation easement on approximately 1,600 acres of riparian and lowland habitats.


Total Project Cost: $2,000,000
WWNRT Funded: $300,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Cherry Creek Water Pipelines

June 2008. This project will includes the construction of pipeline on Cherry Creek, which will be in use when grazing cattle in the pastures. The pipeline will improve grazing use and reduce dependence and time spent in riparian habitat.


Total Project Cost: $50,000
WWNRT Funded: $7,000
Sponsor: Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District


Little Snake Fish Passage I

June 2008. This project will include the reconstruction of irrigation water diversions so that they will allow passage for native fish. This in turn, will help improve the number of fish in the area by eliminating barriers.


Total Project Cost: $258,856
WWNRT Funded: $53,428
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District


Cottonwood Exclosure

June 2008. This project will include closing off certain riparian areas from livestock use. This in turn, will improve the usage from wildlife, including mule deer, antelope, elk, sage grouse and golden eagles.


Total Project Cost: $26,300
WWNRT Funded: $6,500
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Encampment River Watershed

June 2008. This project includes a prescribed burn of 271 acres and rehabilitation of 60 road segments and trail heads. This will improve terrestrial and aquatic habitat within the Encampment River Watershed.


Total Project Cost: $101,393
WWNRT Funded: $28,561
Sponsor: Medicine Bow National Forest



Grizzly - Dennison Pipeline

June 2008. This project includes a pipeline system that would be in use when livestock are in the area. The pipeline would provide adequate water not only for livestock, but for various wildlife as well, including antelope, mule deer, elk and sage grouse.

Total Project Cost: $15,500
WWNRT Funded:$6,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management


Hartt Creek

June 2008. This project includes the building of reservoirs; these reservoirs will create a better habitat and watershed storage for livestock and wildlife, including mule deer, elk and antelope.

Total Project Cost: $40,000
WWNRT Funded: $17,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Three Man Ranch

June 2007. Protection of natural spring sources and expansion of watering systems, including wildlife watering systems, to enhance Sage grouse, Mule deer, elk and pronghorn habitats north of the Miracle Mile.

Total Project Cost: $88,351
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Fence Conversion

June 2007. Conversion of five miles of fence from impassable to wildlife-friendly design in various areas in Carbon County.

Total Project Cost: $30,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District







Martinez Spring

June 2007. Protection of water source and provision of off-site water on winter range for elk, pronghorn and mule deer near Interstate 80 in Carbon County.

Total Project Cost: $8,000
WWNRT Funded: $4,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Rawlins



JO Ranch Water

June 2007. Creation and restoration of wet meadows to benefit late-season Sage grouse habitats in Carbon County near Baggs.

Total Project Cost: $120,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




JO Ranch Fence Conversion

Removes fences that restrict wildlife movement.

Total Project Cost: $16,000
WWNRT Request: $3,000
WWNRT Funded: $3,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation




Platte Valley Water Development
BEFORE

Protects springs and water sources and aids in distribution of livestock.

Total Project Cost: $5,800
WWNRT Request: $2,500
WWNRT Funded: $2,500
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
AFTER



Prospect Mountain Fence

Protects prescribed burns and allows grazing management to enhance aspen production.

Total Project Cost: $25,000
WWNRT Request: $6,000
WWNRT Funded: $6,000
Sponsor: BLM Rawlins Field Office




Table Mountain Water

Fences water sources and provides solar pump to distribute livestock.

Total Project Cost: $10,000
WWNRT Request: $2,500
WWNRT Funded: $2,500
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation



West Barrett Prescribed Fire

December 2006. Prescribed fire to enhance aspen habitats for mule deer and elk.

Total Project Cost: $49,000
WWNRT Funded: $19,500
Sponsor: BLM Rawlins Field Office


Prospect Mountain Prescribed Fire

December 2006. Prescribed fire to enhance aspen habitats for mule deer and elk.

Total Project Cost: $41,000
WWNRT Funded: $15,500
Sponsor: BLM Rawlins Field Office



Savery Creek Fisheries

Restore geomorphological stream characteristics, fluvial habitat, riparian and wetland conditions on Savery Creek near Baggs, WY


Total Project Cost: $610,386
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Savery Creek II

Project improving trout thermal and low flow habitat, bank erosion reduction, improvement of river hydraulic function to transport flows from dam releases, and narrow the channel and deepen the pools and restore streamside willows.


Total Project Cost: $614,289
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Shirley Basin Grassland II

Ongoing research management project focusing on preserving, enhancing, and restoring the natural grassland ecosystem of Shirley Basin.

Total Project Cost: $1,008,610
WWNRT Funded: $95,000
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District



Muddy Creek Wetlands

Create and enhance wetland habitat by constructing a low level earthen dike and install water control structures to impound shallow water in two locations.



Total Project Cost: $38,000
WWNRT Funded: $19,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Little Snake Aspen I

Restore aspen woodland communities in riparian areas, enhance watershed/ecosystem function, improve aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat





Total Project Cost: $116,700
WWNRT Funded: $31,182
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District






Little Snake Fish Passage I

Reconstruction and implementation of irrigation diversion structures to allow fish to pass upstream and downstream in both high and low-flow events, and to reduce the entrainment of fish in irrigation systems.

Total Project Cost: $258,856
WWNRT Funded: $53,428
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Savery Creek IV

Stream enhancement program, to restore stream morphology, enhance irrigation structures, establish fisheries habitat, maintain and replace native vegetation, and manage livestock grazing.


Total Project Cost: $166,000
WWNRT Funded: $48,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Muddy Creek Wetlands III

Program to create shallow-water wetlands habitat through construction of low level earthen dikes and installation of water control structures on Muddy River, Carbon County, WY


Total Project Cost: $162,000
WWNRT Funded: $43,108.66
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District




Laramie River Restoration I

Streambank stabilization and aquatic habitat restoration on the Laramie River through Laramie, WY



Total Project Cost: $396,492
WWNRT Funded: $172,000
Sponsor: Laramie Beautification Committee




Johnson Resources CE

Purchase of conservation easement on approx. 7,200 acres of private land in Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $1,291,000
WWNRT Funded: $190,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy



SERCD Spring Development

Installation of collection systems, pipelines and fencing at six water sources in Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $62,750
WWNRT Funded: $28,500
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



E. Fork Encampment River

Removal of concrete weir that creates a barrier to fish migration




Total Project Cost: $205,684
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Rawlins Fence Conversions III

Project will remove five miles of impassable fences and replace with fences designed to allow wildlife movement in five separate areas of Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $220,000
WWNRT Funded: $54,000
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Mowry Ranch Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approx. 2,100 acres of private land in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $2,045,000
WWNRT Funded: $335,800
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Rock Creek Fish Passage

Stream habitat improvement through restoration of irrigation infrastructure and placement of navigable fish habitats in Rock Creek, near Arlington, WY

Total Project Cost: $48,473
WWNRT Funded: $12,130
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Muddy Creek Fish Barriers

Stream habitat improvement by construction and renovation of instream barriers to invasive fish migration into areas where native cutthroat trout and other species are found in abundance in southern Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $318,564
WWNRT Funded: $167,710
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Encampment River/Riverside II

Stream habitat improvement by placement of stream structures and revegetation of bank on the Encampment River north of Riverside, WY.



Total Project Cost: $149,000
WWNRT Funded: $80,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited




Muddy Creek Wetlands IV

Wetland enhancement and development of new wetland habitat in conjunction with other improvements on Muddy Creek in southern Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $30,800
WWNRT Funded: $13,081.86
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Encampment River III

Stream habitat improvement on small tributaries to the Encampment and Platte River systems through fencing, grazing management, stream habitat improvements, and other methods in southern Carbon County.


Total Project Cost: $150,700
WWNRT Funded: $59,286.75
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM




Rawlins Riparian Habitat

Stream habitat improvement on small tributaries to the Encampment and Platte River systems through fencing, grazing management, stream habitat improvements, and other methods in southern Carbon County.

Total Project Cost: $341,000
WWNRT Funded: $92,000
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Encampment River IV

Instream structures and associated irrigation infrastructure to eliminate the need for annual stream channel modification that serve as a detriment to wild trout fisheries on the Encampment River south of Riverside, WY

Total Project Cost: $241,000
WWNRT Funded: $44,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



Rawlins Fence 2014

Removal of impassable fences and replacement with fences designed to allow wildlife movement in several areas in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $147,000
WWNRT Funded: $37,500
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Ryan Ranch North Platte

Development of instream structures to direct water flow and reduce erosion, sediment loading, and loss of habitat in both aquatic and riparian areas.

Total Project Cost: $324,443
WWNRT Funded: $176,836
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Encampment River Peryam

Bank stabilization and streamflow consolidation by placement of structures and vegetation in an engineered design.

Total Project Cost: $252,200
WWNRT Funded: $130,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Laramie River - Holland

River channel reconstruction and development of natural stream function to allow fish movement and a diversity of habitat types on the Laramie River.

Total Project Cost: $350,296
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Rock River Invasives

Treatment and eradication of invasive plant species, including whitetop, leafy spurge and others.

Total Project Cost: $66,120
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: Laramie Rivers Conservation District



Muddy Creek Retrofit II

Placement of fish barriers on the upper reaches of Muddy Creek in southern Carbon County, WY.

Total Project Cost: $225,600
WWNRT Funded: $110,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Encampment River Richardson

Aquatic habitat enhancement by stream structures and removal of invasive conifers in the riparian zone on the Encampment River.

Total Project Cost: $138,600
WWNRT Funded: $53,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Brooks Cheat Grass

Terrestrial habitat enhancement by removal of invasive cheat grass through chemical or biological treatment in an area of high value to Sage-grouse, deer and elk.

Total Project Cost: $31,050
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Coon Creek Weir

Removal of dilapidated weir established on Forest Service lands to measure water yield when active timber management was in progress

Total Project Cost: $89,500
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



East Muddy Creek

Removal and reconstruction of fish barriers to allow movement to spawning and juvenile rearing habitat for Colorado River cutthroat trout in the East Fork of the Muddy Creek drainage in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $55,220
WWNRT Funded: $12,500
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Rawlins Fence Conversion 2015

Removal of impassable fences and replacement with fences designed to allow wildlife movement in several areas of Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $171,226
WWNRT Funded: $48,326
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Shirley Basin Grasslands I

Grassland restoration, management and enhancement program to develop managed livestock grazing strategies that maintain forage for pronghorn and sage grouse, including fencing and water development.

Total Project Cost: $189,100
WWNRT Funded: $85,100
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District



Rawlins Fence Conversions II

Removal of five miles of impassable fences and replacement with fences designed to allow wildlife movement in five separate areas in Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $210,000
WWNRT Funded: $84,646
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



McKinney Creek

Water development, delivery systems and riparian fencing to allow better management of rangeland habitats, and to preclude damage to aquatic systems essential to four species of fish considered as sensitive species.

Total Project Cost: $35,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Rawlins BLM



Baggs Deer Crossing II

Installation of underpass structure to allow movement of mule deer to and from traditional seasonal ranges, including fencing, site preparation and highway resurfacing north of Baggs, WY


Total Project Cost: $400,000
WWNRT Funded: $80,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish




Little Snake Aspen IV

Project is a continuation of three previous grants to remove invasive conifers and stimulate aspen production through mechanical treatments and fire on approx. 2,080 acres in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $828,000
WWNRT Funded: $101,808
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Encampment River/Riverside

Stream habitat improvement through placement of in-channel structure, including cross veins, "J" hooks, rock barbs, and other structures to stabilize and direct natural stream flows to benefit fisheries and vegetative recruitment.

Total Project Cost: $505,600
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Mill Creek Rx Fire

Prescribed fire to renovate decadent grasslands on the Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, WY



Total Project Cost: $13,500
WWNRT Funded: $2,681.30
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service




A Bar One Conservation Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approx. 4,160 acres of private land in Carbon County, WY




Total Project Cost: $4,125,000
WWNRT Funded: $825,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust




Little Snake Aspen VI

Project expands five previous grants to remove invasive conifers and stimulate aspen production through mechanical treatments and fire on approx. 3,000 acres in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $102,000
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Little Snake Fish Passage III

Continued efforts to re-route the Little Snake River into historic channels that have been lost due to channelization, restore stream morphology, enhance irrigation structures, establish fisheries habitat, maintain and replace native vegetation, and manage livestock grazing.

Total Project Cost: $1,840,796
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Wamsutter Water II

Well replacement and water delivery systems on private, state and federal lands.

Total Project Cost: $205,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



AK Condict Fence

Fence construction to enhance recovery of native rangelands due to wildfire







Total Project Cost: $28,740
WWNRT Funded: $6,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



                                    




Medicine Bow Riparian

Continuation of landscape-scale rangeland restoration and enhancement through use of fencing and water development to manage livestock use to impact Sage-grouse nesting habitat, and winter habitats for antelope and mule deer, and to improve stream health on the Medicine Bow and Little Medicine Bow River near the town of Medicine Bow.


Total Project Cost: $140,000
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District




Muddy Creek Wetlands V

Wetland enhancement and development of new wetland habitat in conjunction with other improvements on Muddy Creek in southern Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $155,000
WWNRT Funded: $65,100
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Stateline Pike

Continuation of stream channel and wetland enhancements, and irrigation infrastructure on the Little Snake River near Baggs, WY, in southern Carbon County.

Total Project Cost: $1,255,000
WWNRT Funded: $345,000
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



ZN Ranch Habitat

Watershed enhancement through fire, chemical, mechanical and other treatment of sagebrush and other native plants in central Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $271,525
WWNRT Funded: $105,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Big Creek Habitat

Watershed enhancement through fire, chemical, mechanical and other treatment of sagebrush and other native plants in central Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $107,800
WWNRT Funded: $42,900
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Little Snake Wetlands II

Continuation of wetland enhancement and development of new wetland habitat in conjunction with other improvements on the Little Snake River near Baggs, in southern Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $70,000
WWNRT Funded: $34,496.74
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Croonberg Ranch Conservation Easement

Permanent conservation easement on approximately 6,640 acres of private land in Albany County, WY

Total Project Cost: $2,548,150
WWNRT Funded: $500,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Peryam Ranch Conservation Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approx. 545 acres of private land on the Encampment River near Riverside, Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $1,168,150
WWNRT Funded: $195,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Purple Sage Ranch Conservation Easement

Permanent conservation easement on approximately 2,800 acres of private land in Carbon County, WY

Total Project Cost: $1,168,150
WWNRT Funded: $375,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Barcus Peak Fence

Establishment of fencing to complete long-term rangeland enhancements in southern Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $51,000
WWNRT Funded: $14,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District



Spring Creek - Medicine Bow

Establishment of fencing and water delivery systems to complete lon-term rangeland enhancements in northeastern Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $119,866
WWNRT Funded: $47,746
Sponsor: Medicine Bow Conservation District



Baggs Sagebrush

Enhancement of Greater Sage-grouse habitats through mechanical, chemical and fire treatment to remove invasive conifers from sagebrush and grasslands ecosystems in southern Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $213,330
WWNRT Funded: $85,550
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Little Snake Fisheries

Enhancement of aquatic wetland habitats through placement of instream infrastructure, irrigation improvements, and livestock management on the Little Snake River in southern Carbon County

Total Project Cost: $1,879,105
WWNRT Funded: $611,832
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Beaumee/Heward Ditch

Conservation of soils and effective use of irrigation water to maintain forage for ungulates, including elk, mule deer, antelope, and moose, and to reduce erosion and loss of water resources on Wagonhound Creek in southern Wyoming.

Total Project Cost: $1,433,500
WWNRT Funded: $400,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Pennock WHMA Habitat

Habitat enhancement by increased forage production and better management of irrigation water in an area of high value to wintering wildlife, and in an area with high sportsmen's use.

Total Project Cost: $232,100
WWNRT Funded: $105,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Mule Creek Hunter Access

Management agreement to allow hunter access to approximately 10,000 acres of mixed ownership lands for a period of fifteen (15) years.

Total Project Cost: $241,918
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation



Lower Encampment Watershed

Restoration of river and wetland functions on the lower reaches of the Encampment River through irrigation infrastructure, instream structures, wetland creation and restoration, and other means.

Total Project Cost: $2,001,490
WWNRT Funded: $600,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited