District 6 (Crook, Weston, and Campbell Counties)

Deep Pot Cottonwoods
September 2016.  Stream enhancement through planting of cottonwood trees in an area where extensive drought and other impacts have lead to loss of structural and biological diversity.

Total Project Cost:  $13,206
WWNRT Funded:   $5,000
Sponsor:  Campbell County Conservation District 
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Devils Tower Conservation Easement

December 2011. Permanent conservation of nearly 7,500 acres of riparian areas, native grasslands, timber and irrigated ground around the base of Devils Tower National Monument near Hulett. Project provides habitat for deer, elk, turkey, Sharp-tailed grouse and other species, and will allow large agricultural operation to continue.

Total Project Cost: $8,066,250
WWNRT Funded: $1,000,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Black Hills Bark Beetle

June 2012. Identification and removal of trees infested with Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle will reduce outbreaks and loss of timber and forested habitats in Weston County.

Total Project Cost: $173,734
WWNRT Funded: $150,000
Sponsor: Weston County Natural Resource District




Inyan Kara Water II

June 2011. Rangeland improvements and water development to enhance habitat for antelope, deer, and grassland birds in Weston County.

Total Project Cost: $123,000
WWNRT Funded: $5,500
Sponsor: Inyan Kara Grazing Association





Buffalo Creek

June 2010. Fencing and water development will be used to continue enhancement of riparian areas and woody draws in Campbell County.

Total Project Cost: $21,925
WWNRT Funded: $7,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Wild Horse Creek Oxbow

June 2010. More than one mile of historic stream will be restored through diversion of a channelized stream into historic meander lines and wetlands, creating habitat for songbirds, amphibians, native fish, and a variety of other species.

Total Project Cost: $40,490
WWNRT Funded: $10,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


Gillette Fishing Lake



December 2009. This lake is located within the City of Gillette and provides countless hours of recreation and fishing, especially for young people. The project will develop a system of sediment removal and water flow that will enhance the fishery, and provide shoreline habitat for other species, particularly songbirds.

Total Project Cost: $2,833,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
Sponsor: City of Gillette



Stateline Fuels Reduction I

June 2009. Project will remove conifers and enhance deciduous trees, shrubs, and grasses on 6,000 acres of habitat for elk, deer, and turkey. This project may also open migration and habitat for bighorn sheep in this Black Hills environment.

Total Project Cost: $500,000
WWNRT Funded: $100,000
                                               Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management



Northeast Wyoming Wetlands

June 2008. This project will create 12 new wetland areas on private lands in Weston County, providing habitat for waterfowl, shore birds, wading birds, and adding livestock water to an arid landscape.

Total Project Cost: $487,352.50
WWNRT Funded: $84,317.50
Sponsor: Weston County Natural Resource District



Northeast Wyoming Bird Rescue

June 2008. Construction of a flight barn for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned eagles, hawks, owls, and other birds throughout northeastern Wyoming. This program will allow birds to regain strength and stamina so that they can be released back into their natural habitats.

Total Project Cost: $195,950
WWNRT Funded: $58,932
Sponsor: NEW Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation



Kara Community Pasture

June 2007. Water distribution system, grazing management, and wildlife water sources on Inyan Kara Grasslands. Project will benefit grassland birds, riparian habitats, pronghorn and mule deer.

Total Project Cost: $30,000
WWNRT Funded: $22,500
Sponsor: Inyan Kara Grazing Association



Fadll Canyon Water Development


Develops and distributes water to enhance livestock distribution and provide wildlife water.
Total Project Cost: $11,925
WWNRT Funded: $1,200
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation




Inyan Kara Water

December 2006. Project will use water from private lands to enhance intact native grasslands on federal and private lands, including development of small guzzlers to benefit Sage grouse, Sharptailed grouse, and grassland birds. Funding includes match from The Nature Conservancy Grassland Initiative, and Wyoming Wildlife Federation.

Total Project Cost: $78,000
WWNRT Funded: $58,500
Sponsor: Inyan Kara Grazing Association



Savery Creek Fisheries III

Improve cold water fisheries habitat for all life stages, improve wetland aned riparian habitat to support diversity in wetland and riparian obligate wildlife species.

Total Project Cost: $230,000
WWNRT Funded: $33,170
Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District



Oil Creek Cheatgrass




Treatment of wildfire impacts in Weston County through application of herbicide and other treatment to eliminate dominance of cheatgrass and enhance recruitment of desirable species in an area of high value to wildlife and agriculture

Total Project Cost: $90,616
WWNRT Funded: $8,000
Sponsor: Weston County Weed and Pest




Middle Redwater Creek

Improvement of existing wetland and stabilization of main channel of Middle Redwater Creek through placement of instream structures and bank treatments. Manage livestock use of area through fencing to allow area to stabilize

Total Project Cost: $18,400
WWNRT Funded: $7,500
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service



Oil Creek Cheatgrass II

Treatment of wildfire impacts in Weston County through application of herbicide and other treatment to eliminate dominance of cheatgrass and enhance recruitment of desirable species in an area of high value to wildlife and agriculture

Total Project Cost: $81,139
WWNRT Funded: $26,928.72
Sponsor: Weston County Weed and Pest



Newcastle Community Pond




Habitat creation by development of water resources and wetlands near the town of Newcastle, WY

Total Project Cost: $531,245
WWNRT Funded: $130,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish





Birkley Ranch Cheatgrass




Eliminate and treat invasive cheatgrass in an area important to Sage-grouse and other sagebrush obligate passerine birds

Total Project Cost: $16,274
WWNRT Funded: $11,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish





Stockade Beaver Mule Deer

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

Total Project Cost: $388,525
WWNRT Funded: $174,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Wilson Ranch Conservation Easement

Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 3,732 acres of private land in Crook County

Total Project Cost: $2,425,540
WWNRT Funded: $606,385
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust



Inyan Kara Landscape Rehab




Prescribed fire on approximately 2,000 acres to reduce conifer encroachment and enhance vegetative regeneration in the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $570,669
WWNRT Funded: $90,000
Sponsor: Black Hills National Forest