District 5 (Park, Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs Counties)
Wood River Riparian
March 2017.   Stabilization of streambanks and alteration of river dynamics to protect against erosion and allow normal river function on the Wood River near Meeteetse.

Total Project Cost:  $143,470
WWNRT Funded:    $65,000
Sponsor:  USDA Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest

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Cabin Creek Conifers
March 2017.  Habitat treatment including mechanical, chemical and fire to remove invasive conifers and stimulate growth of desirable plant species in Park County.

Total Project Cost:  $272,250
WWNRT Funded:   $100,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish

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Bull Creek Fish Passage
September 2016.  Reclamation of diversion structure and stream function to allow fish passage in a river system of high importance to native fish.

Total project cost:  $290,498
WWNRT Funded:   $81,000
Sponsor:  Trout Unlimited 
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Sunlight Basin Habitat
September 2016.  Habitat treatments including mechanical construction of stream channel, and upland improvements to irrigated meadows to restore stream function and increase seasonal forage for elk, moose, deer and other species in Park County.

Total Project Cost:  $1,602,300
WWNRT Funded:      $788,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
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Medicine Lodge Creek
September 2016.  Habitat treatments including mechanical construction of stream channel, willow planting, fencing and other means to stabilize a highly important perennial stream in Big Horn County.

Total Project Cost:  $1,385,200
WWNRT Funded:      $572,750
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish Commission

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Big Horn River Invasives III
March 2016.  Continuation of project to eliminate invasive species along the Big Horn River within Hot Springs County, on private and public lands.  Target specifics are tamarisk and Russian olive, with control through mechanical, chemical and other treatments. 

Total Project Cost:  $303,500
WWNRT Funding:    $95,000
Sponsor:  Hot Springs County Weed and Pest District

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Lewis Conservation Easement
March 2016. Conservation easement on approximately 600 acres of native rangeland and farm ground in Big Horn County. 

Total Project Cost:  $1,000,000
WWNRT Funding:     $180,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Grass Creek 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:  $65,000
WWNRT Funding:  $25,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish 
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Tensleep Fence
March 2016.  Construction and removal of fencing that serves as a barrier to animal movement

Total Project Cost:   $91,376
WWNRT Funding:   $36,000
Sponsor:  The Nature Conservancy
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Greybull River - Dry Creek Invasives

December 2011. Continuation of massive effort to remove and eliminate invasive Russian olive and saltcedar from hundreds of miles of riparian areas and grasslands in the Big Horn Basin. Removal will restore habitat for deer, game birds, fish, and increase the economic potential for agriculture in the area.
 
Total Project Cost: $1,125,000
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: South Big Horn Conservation District



 










Slover Conservation Easement

December 2011. Conservation easement on approximately 1,500 acres will protect and enhance riparian and stream habitats and Sage-grouse Core Population Area in Washakie County.

Total Project Cost: $155,600
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust  


Absaroka Riparian II

June 2012. Riparian enhancement including fencing, water development, livestock management, and invasive species removal on the Absaroka Front near Meeteetse. Continues efforts begun in 2010.

Total Project Cost: $742,194
WWNRT Funded: $73,541
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy


V Ranch Conservation Easement

June 2012. Conservation easement on 3,000 acres of native rangeland within Sage-grouse Core Population Area near Kirby will continue to enhance large watershed effort to reduce erosion, increase forage production and stabilize streams. This ranch is central to the Kirby Creek CRM effort, which was named the BLM National Stewardship Award winner in 2012.

Total Project Cost: $841,054
WWNRT Funded: $175,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Mishurda Mountain Conservation Easement

June 2012. Conservation easement on approximately 8,000 acres adjacent to V Ranch, and integral to the Kirby Creek CRM efforts. This easement, at a value more than one million dollars, was donated by the landowners.

Total Project Cost: $1,094,430
WWNRT Funded: $35,306.70
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Francs Fork Infiltration

June 2012. Innovative infiltration system will allow removal of irrigation water while streamflow will provide for fish migration to spawning areas in the Greybull River watershed. This is part of an effort that will create access to more than 500 miles of spawning and other fish habitat in the area.

Total Project Cost: $236,378
     WWNRT Funded: $94,500
     Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited


North Fork Shoshoni Canal

June 2012. Fish screen on the North Fork will eliminate entrainment of fish in the longest irrigation system in the watershed, and will have an immediate positive effect on 415 miles of blue-ribbon fishery near Cody.

Total Project Cost: $255,350
WWNRT Funded: $85,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited


Timber Creek II

June 2012. Continuation of project to remove barriers to fish migration on Timber Creek in the Greybull River system. This project has shown response from cutthroat trout to be nearly immediate as barriers are removed. The project also improves irrigation efficiency for landowners.

Total Project Cost: $246,578
WWNRT Funded: $90,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited



Upper Sunshine II

    June 2012. Restoration and retrofit of a large irrigation structure on the Greybull River will       include fish bypass channel and ladders to allow passage at periods of low flow. This             project is a wide-ranging partnership between various levels of government, the local             irrigation district, irrigators, and Trout Unlimited.

    Total Project Cost: $240,483
    WWNRT Funded: $35,000
          Sponsor: Wyoming Trout Unlimited


Big Horn River Invasives

June 2012. Continuation of basin-wide effort to remove and eliminate invasive Russian olive and saltcedar from hundreds of miles of riparian areas and grasslands in the Big Horn Basin. Removal on the main stem of the Big Horn River will begin in Hot Springs County, and extend northward over time.

Total Project Cost: $600,000
WWNRT Funded: $165,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs County Weed and Pest District


Yellowtail CRM V


June 2012. Continuation of initial efforts to eradicate Russian olive and saltcedar on the Yellowtail Unit near Lovell. This project was one of the first funded by the WWNRT in 2006, and has completed nearly five million dollars of work on the ground.

Total Project Cost: $456,000
WWNRT Funded: $95,000
Sponsor: Shoshone Conservation District



Big Horn Basin Sagebrush

June 2012. Conservation effort to increase recruitment of sagebrush in historic stands within Sage-grouse Core Population Areas in the northern Big Horn Basin.

Total Project Cost: $45,923
WWNRT Funded: $22,822
Sponsor: Michigan Technological University



Bentonite Sagebrush II

June 2012. Continuation of research/demonstration project to evaluate methods to increase survival of sagebrush plants through soil testing and manipulation and varying methods of planting seed and seedlings. Early indications for success have been very positive and may have long-reaching implications.

Total Project Cost: $11,366
WWNRT Funded: $5,614
     Sponsor: Michigan Technological University



Upper Sunshine Fish Ladder

June 2011. Major modification of stream diversion will improve irrigation and allow native fish species access to hundreds of miles of historic spawning and fish rearing areas on the Greybull River west of Meeteetse.

Total Project Cost: $220,000
WWNRT Funded: $85,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


Mesa Well

June 2011. Water development and distribution to enhance winter use of rangelands for elk, mule deer, and livestock. Water will also enhance summer use of transitional ranges for Sage-grouse in a core population area.

Total Project Cost: $95,500
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: South Big Horn Conservation District



Yellowtail CRM Invasive Removal

December 2010. Final phase of five-year program to remove invasive species, primarily Russian olive and saltcedar, from wetland habitats near Lovell. Enhances habitats for upland game birds, waterfowl, deer and other species, while increasing water yield. This project includes various landowners, including private farmers, State of Wyoming and federal agencies on a popular wildlife habitat unit and has led to massive eradication efforts in the Big Horn Basin.





Total Project Cost: $4,000,000
WWNRT Funded: $985,000
Sponsor: Shoshone Conservation District








Bentonite Sagebrush Restoration

December 2010. In response to Wyoming’s effort to manage Sage-grouse, the bentonite industry has launched efforts to restore habitat on lands previously released from reclamation bonding, and to develop reclamations methods that will accelerate habitat restoration after mining. This is the first phase of that effort, and will take place on lands near Greybull.

Total Project Cost: $25,331
   WWNRT Funded: $10,929
   Sponsor: Michigan Technological University



Absaroka Riparian Habitat

December 2010. Water development and riparian habitat improvements on several miles of streams near Meeteetse will increase forage and water for elk, mule deer, and other species. This is the first phase of a multi-year project.

Total Project Cost: $500,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy




Oxbow Ranch Conservation Easement

December 2010. Permanent easement on approximately 500 acres along the Nowood River in Big Horn County will maintain habitat for gamebirds, deer, native fish, and allow owners to maintain agricultural production.

Total Project Cost: $398,400
WWNRT Funded: $75,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust



 
Timber Creek

June 2010. Removal of fish barriers and replacement with crossings that are negotiable by spawning fish, especially native cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $131,704
WWNRT Funded: $45,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


 
Greybull River Fencing

June 2010. Construction of fencing along the Greybull River will allow seasonal use of the riparian area at times when use will not impact streambanks and water quality.

Total Project Cost: $42,192
WWNRT Funded: $7,500
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited


 
Big Horn River Invasives

June 2010. With many of the tributaries to the Big Horn River cleared of invasive Russian olive and salt cedar, this effort will initiate major removal of invasives on a portion of the mainstem of the river below Thermopolis.

Total Project Cost: $60,000
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs Weed and Pest


 
Garland Field Habitat

June 2010. Removal of invasive species and planting of food plots in this highly used area along the Shoshone River. Primary targets of this effort are wild turkeys, pheasants, and deer.

Total Project Cost: $40,000
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: National Wild Turkey Foundation



Lower Enos Creek

December 2009. This project is part of a basin-wide effort to remove invasive and non-native species that alter water cycles and natural vegetation patterns, including juniper, Russian olive, saltcedar, and other species. Lower Enos Creek is valuable habitat for a variety of species, including mule deer, elk, antelope, and a variety of songbirds and fish.

Total Project Cost: $275,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
  Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management - Worland


Sage Creek CRM

December 2009. Combination of projects removes invasive species, primarily Russian olive and saltcedar from wetland habitats and riparian areas in Big Horn County. Enhances habitats for upland game birds, waterfowl, deer and other species, while increasing water yield and improving water quality. Successful removal of invasive species also increases production of forage for agricultural operations. This is a large project, requiring legislative approval.

Total Project Cost: $900,000
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor = Shoshone Conservation District



Greybull River Watershed

December 2009. Continuation of Big Horn Basin efforts to remove Russian olive and saltcedar on the lower portions of the Greybull River in Big Horn and Park counties. Successful eradication and maintained control of sprouting increases agricultural potential, and opens habitats for game birds, waterfowl, deer and songbirds, while increasing water yield and improving water quality. This project will require legislative approval.

Total Project Cost: $2,500,000
WWNRT Funded: $300,000
  Sponsor = South Big Horn Conservation District



Wardwell Ditch

December 2009. Water delivery system to numerous farms associated with the Yellowtail Habitat Area in near Lovell. This project will replace a highly erosive ditch system with piped water to conserve water, eliminate erosion, and increase agricultural production. The result is a healthier, more robust habitat base, primarily for waterfowl, pheasants, and wild turkeys.

  Total Project Cost: $455,000
  WWNRT Funded: $190,000
  Sponsor = Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Darrell Mumm Fish Passage

December 2009. Highly innovative fish ladder on Bitter Creek near Byron will allow fish to navigate a high dam that allows water canal to pass underneath the stream bed. Fish will be able to move up and downstream by negotiating a narrow, curving channel that ultimately leads to a raceway over the dam. This will expand spawning potential, and increase fishery quality in an area where fisheries are limited.

  Total Project Cost: $486,000
  WWNRT Funded: $195,000
  Sponsor = Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Shepperson Ranch Easement

December 2009. Conservation easement on nearly 14,000 acres in Park County. Easement will include riparian habitats and meadows along the Greybull River, and expansive sagebrush/grassland habitats on uplands. Some of the best Sage-grouse habitats in the Big Horn Basin are found on this ranch, and those will be permanently maintained. This easement allows a young ranching family to operate without excessive debt. Legislative approval is required.

  Total Project Cost: $1,020,000
  WWNRT Funded: $280,000
     Sponsor = Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust



Shoshone - Clarks Fork Watershed

December 2009. Russian olive and saltcedar removal on the Shoshone and Clarks Fork rivers in Park County. This project, like many others, includes dozens of landowners and partners, but also includes a partnership with Powell High School. Students study water yield, water quality, soils, vegetation and wildlife responses to habitat improvements. Landowners gain from increased production of desirable species. Wildlife species targeted include pheasants, turkeys, waterfowl, deer and songbirds. This project will require legislative approval.

 Total Project Cost: $2,500,000
   WWNRT Funded: $300,000
   Sponsor = Shoshone/Clarks Fork CRM



Shepperson Fence

December 2009. Fencing project will provide seasonal use of forage along the Greybull River near Meeteetse, while maintaining habitats for songbirds, deer and elk. Primary purpose is to reduce erosion and discharge of nutrients into the river to enhance fisheries.

Total Project Cost: $32,000
WWNRT Funded: $9,000
Sponsor = Trout Unlimited




McCullough Peaks Water II



June 2009. This project involves developing reliable water on public lands for the benefit of wildlife and livestock. The area is habitat to mule deer, pronghorn, sage-grouse, bob cats and wild horses. A portion of this grant was made possible by a contribution from Black Hills Bentonite Company.





Total Project Cost: $43,410.00
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: FOAL






Diamond Creek Wetland

June 2009. Wetland development and enhancement on lands associated with Buffalo Bill Reservoir. This project creates nesting and seasonal habitat for waterfowl, shore birds, wading birds, and amphibians.

Total Project Cost: $45,000.00
WWNRT Funded: $15,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


 
South Highway Pipeline

June 2009. Water source and allocation on several thousand acres in the Big Horn Basin to benefit wildlife through better livestock distribution and installation of water sources specifically for wildlife.

Total Project Cost: $127,440
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Guardians of the Range


 
Renner WHMA Invasives

June 2009. Continued expansion of treatment of cheatgrass with herbicide, and re-seeding with a mixture of grasses and legumes. Habitats for Sage-grouse, mule deer, and grassland birds are the target of this project.

Total Project Cost: $15,000
WWNRT Funded: $9,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Franc's Fork Fish Passage

June 2009. This project will replace an old culvert crossing and re-distribute silt loads on Franc's Fork of the Greybull River near Meeteetse, allowing fish to use the full length of the stream for spawning and seasonal habitat.

Total Project Cost: $305,000
WWNRT Funded: $120,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Black Mountain Sagebrush

December 2008. Highly aggressive project to re-establish sagebrush in areas severely burned by wildfire, including sagebrush re-planting and aggressive control of invasive species.

Total Project Cost: $80,500
WWNRT Funded: $22,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Cottonwood/Grass Creek Invasives



December 2008. Removal of saltcedar and Russian olive on entire length of contributory streams to the Big Horn River in Washakie and Hot Springs counties. Multiple landowner effort to complement other similar efforts to improve water yield, water quality, and restore native species to desert stream systems.






Total Project Cost: $895,000
WWNRT Funded: $225,000 (Requires legislative approval)
Sponsor: Washakie County Conservation District






LU Ranch Easement

December 2008. Conservation easement on approximately 3,000 acres of historic Wyoming ranch will maintain habitat for elk, deer, songbirds, and a variety of other species, as well as maintaining ranching opportunities.

Total Project Cost: $669,750
WWNRT Funded: $190,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy



Kirby Creek Watershed

December 2007. Watershed rehabilitation project including stream restoration, riparian area habitat enhancements, grazing management, irrigation management, and upland grassland restoration over more than one million acres in Hot Springs County. This program is driven by a strong, multiple-landowner steering committee.

Total Project Cost: $1,443,700
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs Conservation District



Park County Weed and Pest

December 2008. Elimination of invasive species on crucial wildlife ranges throughout Park County. WWNRT funding was allocated in three separate periods, with project completion expected in 2009.

Total Project Cost: $600,000
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Park County Weed and Pest




 
Nowood River

June 2008. This project includes the mechanical and chemical treatment of 2,200 acres of Russian olive and salt cedar. The Nowood River watershed covers 1,287,000 acres and is habitat to moose, mule deer, elk and a variety of other species.

Total Project Cost: $810,000
WWNRT Funded: $115,000
Sponsor: Washakie County Conservation District


 
Renner Cheatgrass Control

June 2008. Treatment of 600 acres of cheatgrass with herbicide, and re-seeding with a mixture of grasses and legumes. Habitats for Sage-grouse, mule deer, and grassland birds are the target of this project.

Total Project Cost: $33,000
WWNRT Funded: $8,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department


 
McCullough Peaks Water I

June 2008. This project involves developing reliable water on public lands for the benefit of wildlife and livestock. The area is habitat to mule deer, pronghorn, sage-grouse, bob cats and wild horses.

Total Project Cost: $58,000
WWNRT Funded: $5,000
Sponsor: FOAL


 
Shell Valley CRM

June 2008. This project includes the mechanical and chemical treatments of Russian olive and salt cedar infestations along 100 stream miles within the Shell watershed. Successful implementation of this project will increase future palatable forage for wildlife and livestock.

Total Project Cost: $1,672,700
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Big Horn County Conservation District


 
Gooseberry Watershed Improvements


December 2007. Combination of projects from 2006 and 2007 to eliminate saltcedar and Russian olive from nearly 40 miles of tributary stream to Big Horn River. Projects will increase water yield, allow native species to perpetuate, and improve habitats for livestock and a variety of wildlife species.

Total Project Cost: $1,701,000
WWNRT Funded: $140,000
Sponsor: Washakie County Conservation District, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


 
Whit Creek Water

June 2007. Development of water sources and delivery systems to enhance livestock use and provide water and additional forage for elk, and mule deer.

Total Project Cost: $42,502
WWNRT Funded: $14,876
Sponsor: Powell Clarks Fork Conservation District



Absaroka Aspen Enhancement

Removes encroaching conifers and helps to re-establish aspen and sagebrush habitats.

Total Project Cost: $23,5000
WWNRT Funded: $8,700
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation









Brokenback Aspen Enhancement

Removes encroaching conifers and helps to re-establish aspen, grassland, and sagebrush habitats.

Total Project Cost: $14,000
WWNRT Funded: $6,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation



Devil's Canyon Bighorn Sheep Enhancement

Prescribed fire and water developments to enhance Bighorn sheep, elk, Mule deer, and Sage grouse, as well as livestock management.

Total Project Cost: $48,100
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: BLM Cody Field Office



Gooseberry Creek Watershed

Conservation easements on three large ranches will restrict development on 4,718 acres and up to 65 miles of stream corridor.

Total Project Cost: $1,129,455
WWNRT Funded: $160,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust









Mountain Allotment Prescribed Fire

Removes encroaching conifers and helps to re-establish aspen, grassland, and sagebrush habitats.

Total Project Cost: $25,200
WWNRT Funded: $4,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundationn





 
North Gooseberry Water Enhancement

Restores upland water storage and provides aquatic habitat.

Total Project Cost: $7,415
WWNRT Funded: $3,240
Sponsor: Guardians of the Range



North Fork Prescribed Fire

Removes encroaching conifers and helps maintain and expand crucial winter habitat for Bighorn sheep, elk, and Mule deer.

Total Project Cost: $157,250
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Shoshone National Forest













Trout Creek

Enhances habitats and restricts fish loss for Yellowstone Cutthroat trout in a major tributary of the North Fork of the Clark’s Fork River.

Total Project Cost: $96,300
WWNRT Funded: $38,550
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department




Upper Grass Creek Prescribed Fire

Removes encroaching conifers and helps to re-establish aspen, grassland, and sagebrush habitats.

Total Project Cost: $57,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation





Park County Weed II

Aggressive control of invasive species, including houndstongue, spotted knapweed, Canada thistle, and Dalmation toadflax in areas in Park county that are highly used by wildlife.

Total Project Cost: $306,880
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Park County Weed and Pest



Thunder Basin Grassland II

Watershed and rangeland enhancement program on approx. 2,750 acres in northeastern Wyoming, specifically to maintain and enhance native vegetation through removal of invasive species and rangeland enhancements, including mechanical treatment, prescribed fire, grazing management and water development

Total Project Cost: $1,950,000
WWNRT Funded: $110,000
Sponsor: Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Association



Renner Cheatgrass Control

Elimination of invasive cheatgrass on upper unit of the Renner Wildlife Unit in Big Horn and Washakie counties.

Total Project Cost: $33,000
WWNRT Funded: $8,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Heart Mountain Aspen




Fence removal, replacement and aspen cutting and enhancement on Heart Mountain in northern Wyoming.

Total Project Cost: $45,000
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy





Open Lock Wetland





Wetland development, including deep and shallow water saline wetlands in Hot Springs County








Total Project Cost: $88,431
WWNRT Funded: $21,489
Sponsor: Hot Springs County Conservation District






Hazen Draw



Wetland development, water development and associated fencing and infrastructure in an area of high value to season-long and wintering mule deer and other species in central Hot Springs County

Total Project Cost: $37,500
WWNRT Funded: $17,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs County Weed and Pest District




Shoshone Clarks Fork II


Continuation of efforts to eradicate invasive salt cedar and Russian olive on the main stem of the Shoshone and Clarks Fork Rivers in Park County, including mechanical and chemical removal of invasives, with subsequent revegetation, in coordination with Park County Weed and Pest District.

Total Project Cost: $633,000
WWNRT Funded: $195,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy




McCullough Peaks H2O

Water development and associated pipeline and infrastructure to supply water for wildlife, horses and livestock

Total Project Cost: $266,186
WWNRT Funded: $25,648.85
Sponsor: Friends of a Legacy (FOAL)



Timber Creek II Modification





Placement of fish screening structures on two major irrigation systems within the Greybull River drainage








Total Project Cost: $584,661
WWNRT Funded: $68,261
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited






Dick Creek Aspen




Restore approximately 178 acres of aspen and riparian stands in the Dick Creek area of the Greybull Ranger District, Shoshone National Forest

Total Project Cost: $55,250
WWNRT Funded: $20,000
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service





Black Mountain Juniper

Terrestrial habitat enhancement by removal of invasive conifers in an area of high importance for mule deer and elk

Total Project Cost: $82,750
WWNRT Funded: $30,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Sunlight Basin Fence





Terrestrial habitat enhancement by relocation and restoration of fencing to restrict overuse of winter forage for wintering elk in an area of high recreational use


Total Project Cost: $212,960
WWNRT Funded: $40,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish







Ishawooa Creek




Reconstruction of diversion structure and placement of fish screens on a major spawning stream in Park County

Total Project Cost: $372,500
WWNRT Funded: $190,000
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited





Gooseberry Creek Watershed

Watershed enhancement program on approximately 1,750 acres in Washakie county, to remove encroaching tamarisk and Russian olive along the full length of Gooseberry Creek through chemical and mechanical means.

Total Project Cost: $100,000
WWNRT Funded: $75,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Kirby Creek II


Watershed enhancement on approximately 128,500 acres in central Hot Springs county to maintain and enhance Kirby Creek, including stream channel modifications, bank stabilization and fisheries enhancements; to develop alternative water sources within the watershed, including ponds, springs, and water delivery systems, to manage outbreak of noxious plants.

Total Project Cost: $390,000
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs Conservation District



Park County Weed and Pest III

Phase III of aggressive control of invasive species, including houndstongue, spotted knapweed, Canada thistle, and Dalmation toadflax in areas in Park county that are highly used by wildlife.

Total Project Cost: $306,880
WWNRT Funded: $50,000
Sponsor: Park County Weed and Pest



Cottonwood/Grass Creek II

Removal of invasive Russian olive and salt cedar, and re-treatment of volunteer sprouts, seedlings, and other invasives

Total Project Cost: $310,000
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Washakie County Conservation District



Big Horn Invasives II




Continuation of project to eliminate invasive species along the Big Horn River within Hot Springs County, on private and public lands. Target species are tamarisk and Russian olive, accomplished using mechanical, chemical and other treatments

Total Project Cost: $600,000
WWNRT Funded: $160,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs County Weed and Pest District




South Fork Shoshone Conservation Easement

Conservation easement will help eliminate the potential for residential development in an area where high numbers of wildlive are prevalent.

Total Project Cost: $600,000
WWNRT Funded: $7,600
Sponsor: Jackson Hole Land Trust



Yellowtail Fire Rehab

Continuation of habitat restoration and enhancement efforts on the Yellowtail Habitat Unit and associated properties through reseeding, removal of invasive species, and management of livestock and water systems in northern Big Horn County

Total Project Cost: $162,000
WWNRT Funded: $200,000
Sponsor: Shoshone Conservation District



Yellowstone Lake II

Development of protocols and methods to reduce predation and displacement of native cutthroat trout within the confines of Yellowstone Lake through detection of spawning grounds and migratory patterns of fish movement within the lake ecosystem.

Total Project Cost: $1,474,426
WWNRT Funded: $621,576
Sponsor: Trout Unlimited



Absaroka Riparian III



Second phase of habitat improvement on numerous second and third order watersheds in Hot Springs County. Primary treatments include mechanical and chemical removal of invasive species, water development and water delivery systems, and fencing.

Total Project Cost: $202,240
WWNRT Funded: $102,240
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy




Harmony Diversion



Stream habitat and irrigation management improvements on the Nowood River in northern Wyoming through construction of fish passage structures, screens, and riparian structures to maintain natural flow regimes within the river system

Total Project Cost: $385,273
WWNRT Funded: $550,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish




Voss 15 Mile Invasives






Removal of invasive Russian olive and salt cedar on 15 Mile Creek, a major tributary to the Big Horn River.

Total Project Cost: $50,350
WWNRT Funded: $15,193
Sponsor: Washakie County Weed and pest







Open Lock Ranch Conservation Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 4,700 acres of private land in Washakie County

Total Project Cost: $768,150
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Eaglenest Creek

Stream habitat restoration to rectify intense flows created by management of excess irrigation water

Total Project Cost: $16,450
WWNRT Funded: $7,250
Sponsor: Wyoming Disabled Hunters



Lazy BV Conservation Easement



Permanent conservation easement on approximately 2,500 acres of private land in Park County

Total Project Cost: $1,166,538
WWNRT Funded: $269,635
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy



Lewis Conservation Easement




Conservation easement on approximately 600 acres of native rangeland and farm ground in Big Horn County.

Total cost $1,000,000
WWNRT Funded:  $180,000
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish




Tensleep Preserve Wildlife Friendly Fence






Construction and renovation of fencing that serves as a barrier to animal movement









Total cost:  $91,376.00
WWNRT Funded:  $36,000
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy







Big Horn River Watershed Restoration



Continuation of project to eliminate invasive species along the Big Horn River, Hot Springs County, on private and public lands.  Target species are tamarisk and Russian olive, and control will be accomplished using mechanical, chemical, and other treatments

Total cost:  $303,500
WWNRT Funded:  $95,000
Sponsor: Hot Springs County Weed and Pest