District 3 (Lincoln, Unita, and Sweetwater Counties)
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Hams Fork Fish Passage
March 2016.  Replacement of a bridge to remove barriers to fish movement during low flow periods.

Total Project Cost:  $20,400
WWNRT Funded:   $10,000
Sponsor:  Lincoln County
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Granger Fence
March 2016.  Enhancement of animal movement and migration by removal of barriers presented by fences that are impassable or difficult to negotiate by ungulates.

Total Project Cost:  $62,000
WWNRT Funded:   $20,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish



Booth Ditch Diversion
March 2016.  Replacement of diversion structure to allow fish passage in a river system of high importance to native fishes.

Total Project Cost:  $545,720
WWNRT Funded:  $190,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited
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Little Mountain Fence
March 2016.   Restoration of native riparian area by restricting access by livestock and wildlife.  

Total Project Cost:  $311,084
WWNRT Funded:     $53,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited
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Beaver Creek Uinta
March 2016.  Replacement of diversion structure to allow fish passage in a river system of high importance to native fishes.

Total Project Cost:  $18,120
WWNRT Funded:     $6,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited

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Blue Bell Diversion
March 2016.  Replacement of diversion structure to allow fish passage in a river system of high importance to native fishes.

Total Project Cost:  $96,440
WWNRT Funded:   $35,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited
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Beaver Creek Cottonwood
March 2016. Restoration of native riparian area by planting cottonwood trees and other native shrubs.

Total Project Cost:  $59,920
WWNRT Funded:   $20,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited

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Chain Lakes Well

December 2011. Water development and distribution in an arid landscape in Carbon and Sweetwater counties will provide better management of livestock and delivery of water for wildlife species.

Total Project Cost: $50,000
WWNRT Funded: $12,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Gooseberry Culvert

December 2011. Removal and replacement of perched culvert that creates a barrier to spawning of Colorado River cutthroat trout in southern Sweetwater County.

Total Project Cost: $78,461
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited


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Siebert Wetlands

December 2011. Wetland creation and restoration on approximately 65 acres of historic habitat in the Bridger Valley. Long-term efforts will include stabilization of deep water habitats and expansion of wetland values to improve breeding, nesting and transitory habitats.

Total Project Cost: $110,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
     Sponsor: Uinta County Conservation District


Gooseberry Creek- Sweetwater County

June 2012. In conjunction with culvert removal on the same tributary, this project will remove two barriers to fish passage on the main stem of Gooseberry Creek south of Green River. Additional efforts to restore Colorado River cutthroat trout include local Boy Scout efforts to establish “hatching boxes” to increase the recruitment of native fish in the system.

Total Project Cost: $197,500
WWNRT Funded: $60,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited


Seedskadee Sills



June 2012. Replacement and restoration of rock structures on the Green River in the Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge will maintain wetland habitats and improve stream habitats for fish.

Total Project Cost: $166,168
WWNRT Funded: $63,220
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Yellow Creek

June 2012. Streambank stabilization and channel improvement on Yellow Creek near Evanston will improve fish habitat and reduce erosion and loss of riparian habitat.

Total Project Cost: $68,504
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Uinta County Conservation District



Buck Ranch Easement

June 2011. Conservation easement on Ham's Fork River bottomlands and Sage-grouse habitats in uplands on historic Lincoln County ranch. This project will maintain family ag operation and conserve habitats for moose, elk, mblockquotee deer, cutthroat trout and water birds.

Total Project Cost: $663,200
WWNRT Funded: $180,000
  Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust


Eastside Fish Ladder

June 2011. Modification of stream diversion to allow fish access up- and downstream on the Salt River in Star Valley.

Total Project Cost: $55,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Spring Creek Fish Passage

June 2011. Modification of irrigation diversion on Spring Creek near Cokeville to improve water use efficiency and allow Bonneville cutthroat spawning access to upper reaches of several spawning streams.

Total Project Cost: $115,000
WWNRT Funded: $45,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Kemmerer Backcountry

June 2011. Aggressive removal of invasive species in backcountry areas of the Wyoming Range north of Kemmerer.

Total Project Cost: $101,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service



Flaming Gorge Invasive Removal

June 2011. Removal of invasive species along Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Total Project Cost: $217,500
WWNRT Funded: $60,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service





Green River Greenbelt II

June 2011. Continuation of efforts to restore natural flow regimes and vegetation within the City of Green River.

Total Project Cost: $220,000
WWNRT Funded: $80,000
Sponsor: City of Green River









Clark Country Conservation Easement

December 2010. Conservation easement on approximately 320 acres of lowland habitat in Lincoln County near Cokeville. This area is key habitat for Bonneville cutthroat trout, moose, deer and elk, as well as numerous waterfowl species.

Total Project Cost: $545,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Agricblockquotetural Land Trust



Shell Oil Farson Project III

December 2010. Continued enhancement of water and wetlands for Sage-grouse, mblockquotee deer, and antelope, among other species. This project focuses on water resources, including perennial wet meadows, and was made possible by a grant of $500,000 from Shell Oil.

Total Project Cost: $271,503
WWNRT Funded: $271,503 ($96,339 from WWNRT)
Sponsor: Mblockquotee Deer Foundation


Monument Draw Water

December 2010. Development of water for wildlife and livestock in a particblockquotearly arid area west of Rawlins.

Total Project Cost: $19,000
WWNRT Funded: $5,000
Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District


Greys River Invasives III

December 2010. Continued treatment of invasive vegetation in crucial winter ranges along the Grey's River in Lincoln County. This is the third phase of the project.

Total Project Cost: $252,500
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Bridger-Teton National Forest/Lincoln County Weed and Pest



Vee Cross Ranch Conservation Easement

December 2010. Conservation easement on approximately 2,200 acres of lowland habitat in Lincoln County on Fontenelle Creek. This project will also open access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands that have been restricted. This area is key habitat for Colorado River cutthroat trout, moose, deer and elk, as well as numerous waterfowl species. It is also prime habitat for Sage-grouse.

Total Project Cost: $2,000,000
WWNRT Funded: $400,000
  Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Kirk Diversion

June 2010. Reconstruction of irrigation structure will replace an impassable wall with rock diversion structures that will allow fish migration on the Smiths Fork near Cokeville. This is one of many projects in this area that have proven effective in increasing spawning habitat for native Bonneville Cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $100,000
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Alpine Wetlands

June 2010. Creation of ephemeral shallow-water wetlands at the head of Palisades Reservoir. Purpose of the project is to maintain nesting and early brooding habitat for a variety of water birds, including ducks, geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans, and other species.

Total Project Cost: $110,000
WWNRT Funded: $42,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Crow Creek

June 2010. Creation of a large riparian pasture on Crow Creek in southern Lincoln County will improve habitat for Brown trout and other aquatic species, while improving vegetation quality for moose, elk, and mblockquotee deer.

Total Project Cost: $67,060
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Muddy Creek Spike

June 2010. Treatment of decadent shrub communities with reduced-rate applications of the chemical "Spike" will stimblockquoteate growth of sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, and other species, as well as native grasses. This project will improve crucial winter and transitional ranges for elk, mblockquotee deer, moose, and antelope.

Total Project Cost: $20,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Powder Mountain Spike

June 2010. Treatment of decadent sagebrush and other shrub communities will lead to a more diverse age and physical structure of sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, and other species, as well as native grasses. This project will improve 1,500 acres of crucial winter and transitional range near Baggs.

Total Project Cost: $77,500
WWNRT Funded: $41,250
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Star Valley Mule Deer Habitat

June 2010. Inventory and assessment of habitat needs for mblockquotee deer in the Star Valley will lead to prioritization of actions that will have the greatest impact on mblockquotee deer popblockquoteations, and trophy quality. This is the continuation of work done elsewhere in Wyoming to define habitat needs for key species, such as mblockquotee deer.

Total Project Cost: $216,880
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Fontenelle Willows

December 2009. Prescribed fire in decadent riparian willow habitats to rejuventate sprouting and production of willow communities. This project is aimed primarily at enhancement of moose habitat, but will also benefit mblockquotee deer, Colorado cutthroat trout, and other species. Photo by Molly Box

Total Project Cost: $60,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service



Killdeer Wetlands

December 2009. Large wetland project adjacent to the City of Green River. Project includes river diversion structure that will allow fish passage, delivery system, dam development, and vegetation enhancement, including removal of invasive species. Primary goal of the project is habitat for wading birds, shore birds, waterfowl, and song birds.

Total Project Cost: $900,000
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
   Sponsor: City of Green River



Bradley Mountain

June 2009. Prescribed fire and rangeland restoration to enhance aspen and Rocky Mountain maple near Alpine.

Total Project Cost: $135,000
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service - Grey’s River District



Chicken Springs Pipeline

June 2009. Headwaters protection and pipeline to maintain water level in Chicken Springs in Sweetwater County. This area is highly valuable to Sage-grouse and other birds species, as well as antelope.

Total Project Cost: $14,500
WWNRT Funded: $6,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management



Shell Oil Farson Project II

June 2009. Continued enhancement of water and wetlands for Sage-grouse, mblockquotee deer, and antelope, among other species. This stage of the project focuses on water resources, including perennial wet meadows.

Total Project Cost: $107,853
WWNRT Funded: $107,853 ($39,164 from WWNRT)
       Sponsor: Mblockquotee Deer Foundation



Upper Rock Creek Fish Passage

June 2009. This project will install additional fish screens and bypass channels on Rock Creek to eliminate fish mortality in irrigation canals and restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout. This stage of the project will connect the headwaters of the entire stream.

Total Project Cost: $155,000
        WWNRT Funded: $64,000
        Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


White's Ditch Fish Passage

June 2009. Enhanced diversion structure and elimination of fish barriers on Smith's Fork River to restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $175,000
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


BQ Fish Passage

June 2009. Current withdrawals at this headgate lead to loss of native Bonneville Cutthroats in late season. This project will place screens to stop entrainment of fish in irrigation systems, and will provide holding waters for fish in late summer.

Total Project Cost: $175,000
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Greys River Invasives II

June 2009. Continued treatment of invasive vegetation in crucial winter ranges along Grey's River in Lincoln County.

Total Project Cost: $72,500
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: Bridger-Teton National Forest



Lower Sage Aspen

June 2009. Commerical timber harvest coupled with prescribed burning will enhance aspen and deciduous shrubs in southern Uinta County. This area is essential for mblockquotee deer and elk.

Total Project Cost: $75,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
       Sponsor: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest



Shell Oil Farson Project

December 2008. Working with a grant of $500,000 from Shell Oil Company, and matching funds from the WWNRT, several landowners in southwestern Wyoming are improving habitats for Sage-grouse, mblockquotee deer, and antelope, among other species, on a huge desert landscape. The first of these projects adds food sources for Sage-grouse and water development enhancements for a variety of species.

Total Project Cost: $80,330
   WWNRT Funded: $80,330 ($35,000 from WWNRT)
   Sponsor: Mblockquotee Deer Foundation


Rock Creek Fish Screen

June 2008. This project will install fish screens and bypass channels on Rock Creek to eliminate fish mortality in irrigation canals and restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $155,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Coal Creek Fish Screen

June 2008. This project will install fish screens and bypass channels on Coal Creek, in Lincoln County, to eliminate fish mortality in irrigation canals and restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $90,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Currant Creek Conservation Easement

June 2008. This easement, located east of the Flaming Gorge area, will prohibit subdivisions and will provide habitat for several Wyoming species. The area supports popblockquoteations of Colorado River cutthroat trout, mountain suckers, sage-grouse, mblockquotee deer, pronghorn, and elk.

Total Project Cost: $700,000
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
  Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department


LaBarge Creek Restoration

June 2008. This project involves construction of a permanent fish migration barrier on LaBarge Creek in order to protect the native cutthroat trout popblockquoteation.

Total Project Cost: $635,000
WWNRT Funded: $190,500
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department



Coy Reservoir

June 2008. This project includes the design and construction of an 80 acre reservoir for irrigation and wildlife benefits. Geese, ducks, swans, cranes, beaver, muskrat, coyote, fox, moose, elk, and mblockquotee deer utilize this area. This project will not only improve existing habitat, but also increase agricblockquotetural productivity.

Total Project Cost: $172,935
WWNRT Funded: $52,076
  Sponsor: Uinta County Conservation District



Avocet Pond

December 2007. Expansion of shallow-water wetland complex adjacent to Flaming Gorge reservoir. Provides migratory and nesting habitat for a large array of waterfowl and wetland birds.

Total Project Cost: $160,000
WWNRT Funded: $75,000
Sponsor: Ashley National Forest



Red Rim Habitat Enhancement

December 2007. Sagebrush treatments to improve the quality and quantity of winter browse for elk, deer, and antelope, and to enhance age-class diversity of sagebrush for Sage-grouse.

Total Project Cost: $132,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Diamond H Easement

December 2007. Conservation easement on approximately 3,000 acres of crucial habitat for mblockquotee deer, elk, moose, Sage-grouse and other species in Lincoln County. Key spawning and migratory habitat for Colorado River cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $2,000,000
WWNRT Funded: $300,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Northern Basin WaterJune 2007

Protection of water sources, springs and wetlands in Chain Lakes region of Sweetwater County. This will enhance livestock management, and provide water sources for a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl.

Total Project Cost: $22,800
WWNRT Funded: $9,500
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Rawlins



Elk Mountain/Red Canyon Prescribed Burn

June 2007. Prescribed fire and mechanical treatment to stimblockquoteate grasslands and sagebrush in southern Lincoln County. Project is expansion of ongoing efforts, and will create mosaic burns on approximately 20,000 acres.

Total Project Cost: $375,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Kemmerer



Grade Creek

June 2007. Restoration of major Bonneville cutthroat spawning tributary to Smith's Fork River near Cokeville. This project will enhance irrigation and stock water, while returning streamflow to an historic channel.

Total Project Cost: $293,000
WWNRT Funded: $90,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Uinta County Youth Camp

Stream restoration to enhance fisheries.

Total Project Cost: $55,641
WWNRT Request = $32,345
WWNRT Funded: $32,345
Sponsor: Uinta County


Lower Cottonwood

December 2006. Prescribed fire and rangeland restoration to remove encroaching conifer and stimblockquoteate winter browse for mblockquotee deer near Smoot.

Total Project Cost: $39,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service - Grey’s River District



Grey's River

December 2006. Treatment of invasive vegetation in crucial winter ranges along Grey’s River in Lincoln County.

Total Project Cost: $46,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service - Grey’s River District


Little Bitter Creek

December 2006. Stream restoration project on Little Bitter Creek in Sweetwater County.

Total Project Cost: $26,000
WWNRT Funded: $17,450
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department



Greys River Invasives II

Noxious weed control to sustain wildlife habitat

Total Project Cost: $72,500
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service



Teichert Wetland

Restoration and enhancement of approximately 325 acres of emergent wetlands by construction and repair of retention dikes and installation of water control structures.

Total Project Cost: $240,000
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Teichert Wetlands - Ducks Unlimited



Evanston Retrofit

Stream habitat improvement by removal of antiquated water structures that impeded movement of native fish upstream through the city of Evanston, WY

Total Project Cost: $45,822
WWNRT Funded: $25,880
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Crow Creek Fish Ladder

Stream habitat improvement through the development of fish ladder that will allow fish migration through irrigation infrastructure in Lincoln County, WY

Total Project Cost: $30,500
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Kingfisher Bend







Stream habitat improvement through the development of stream structures and improvements that will allow fish migration through irrigation infrastructure in Uinta County, WY







Total Project Cost: $34,268
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited







Lower Green Invasives

Treatment and removal of invasive Russian olive and salt cedar from the main stem of the Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir through chemical and mechanical treatment


Total Project Cost: $112,256
WWNRT Funded: $56,128
Sponsor: Sweetwater Weed and Pest District



Ramsay Diversion






Reconstruction of diversion structure on a highly important spawning stream in southern Sweetwater County

Total Project Cost: $161,500
WWNRT Funded: $80,400
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited







Seedskadee Ramp Fish Screen

Placement of fish screen structures on the Green River within the Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge

Total Project Cost: $142,240
WWNRT Funded: $71,120
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Upper Bear River Reconnect






Construction of water diversion facilities to allow reconnection of historic fish passage ways along approximately 32 miles of the Bear River in southwestern Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $655,000
WWNRT Funded: $31,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited







Lower Big Sandy




Watershed enhancement through placement of instream structures on the Big Sandy River in Sweetwater County, WY

Total Project Cost: $61,305
WWNRT Funded: $13,600
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish





Star Valley Mule Deer Habitat

Continuation of projects to improve seasonal habitats for mule deer in western Wyoming through the use of prescribed fire, mechanical treatment, and grazing management

Total Project Cost: $392,894
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Green River Adopt-A-Trout

Development of educational efforts to track movement of native fish in spawning aeas in southern Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $151,517
WWNRT Funded: $2,500
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Henrys Fork Adopt-A-Trout

Development of educational efforts to track movement of native fish in spawning aeas in southern Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $25,000
WWNRT Funded: $2,500
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Smiths Fork Fish Passage



Stream habitat improvements and bank stabilization to prevent channelization and cutting of meanders by physical placement of rocks and wood structures in the main stem of the Smiths Fork River

Total Project Cost: $67,700
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Lincoln County Conservation District




Yellow Creek Fish Passage






Stream habitat improvements and barrier removal on Yellow Creek in Uinta County











Total Project Cost: $81,000
WWNRT Funded: $35,000
Sponsor: Uinta County Conservation District







Rocking Chair Fence



Habitat enhancement by fence placement and modification to improve forage management, and proper fence design to allow wildlife migration and movement.

Total Project Cost: $30,088
WWNRT Funded: $7,500
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish





Little Red Creek Rx

Removal of encroaching conifers through the use of mechanical treatment and prescribed fire.

Total Project Cost: $147,500
WWNRT Funded: $51,000
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management



Little Bitter Creek

Watershed enhancement program on approximately 120 acres in Sweetwater county to remove invasive species, including tamarask and perennial pepperweed through chemical and mechanical means.

Total Project Cost: $26,200
WWNRT Funded: $17,450
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Red Creek Conservation Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 4,500 acres of private land in Sweetwater County, WY

Total Project Cost: $3,400,000
WWNRT Funded: $625,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Shell Oil Farson IV

Development of water delivery systems and rangeland enhancements to benefit Sage-grouse, mule deer and other species in Sweetwater county.

Total Project Cost: $339,170
WWNRT Funded: $339,170
Sponsor: Mule Deer Foundation



Peoples Canal

Dam modification and irrigation infrastructure enhancement to prevent non-native fish entry into the Henry's Fork drainage in southwestern Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $410,500
WWNRT Funded: $195,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Barnes Fish Passage

Diversion structure replacement and associated stream enhancements to allow native cutthroat trout to access spawning and juvenile rearing areas on Fontenelle Creek, near LaBarge, WY

Total Project Cost: $60,250
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



South LaBarge Fence

Establishment of fencing to enhance management of livestock in order to provide greater habitat value for mule deer, elk and Greater Sage-grouse.

Total Project Cost: $333,979
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Lincoln County Conservation District



EW Crow Creek

Habitat enhancement by willow planting, invasive species removal, and livestock management in order to stabilize stream banks and aquatic habitat

Total Project Cost: $264,070
WWNRT Funded: $65,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Rocking Chair Conservation Easement

Permanent conservation easement on approximately 2,400 acres of private land in Lincoln County, WY

Total Project Cost: $1,650,800
WWNRT Funded: $400,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish