District 7 (Natrona County)

Stonehouse Cheatgrass
March 2016.  Enhancement of native plant communities by treatment and removal of cheat grass.

Total Project Cost;   $13,073
WWNRT Funded:      $4,400
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish 
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Seepie Springs Sagebrush
March 2016.  Enhancement of sagebrush habitats by treatment with fire, chemical and mechanical methods.

Total Project Cost:   $25,845
WWNRT Funded:     $7,725
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Schnoor Cheatgrass
March 2016.  Enhancement of native plant communities by treatment and removal of cheat grass.

Total Project Cost:   $13,073
WWNRT Funded:      $4,400
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Sand Hills Cheatgrass
March 2016.  Enhancement of native plant communities by treatment and removal of cheat grass.

Total Project Cost:  $13,073
WWNRT Funded:     $4,400
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Little Red Creek Juniper
March 2016.  Enhancement of native plant communities by removal of encroaching juniper through mechanical and chemical treatment.

Total Project Cost:   $109,000
WWNRT Funded:        $7,500
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish 
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Little Red Creek Cheatgrass
March 2016.   Enhancement of native plant communities by treatment and removal of cheat grass.

Total Project Cost:   $13,073
WWNRT Funded:      $4,400
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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Bob Creek Aspen
March 2016.  Enhancement of aspen habitats by removal of invasive and encroaching conifer and shrubs.

Total Project Cost:   $23,943
WWNRT Funded:      $6,625
Sponsor:  Wyoming Game and Fish
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North Platte Russian Olive

December 2011. Pilot project to show positive effects of removal of noxious invasive species in central Wyoming.

Total Project Cost: $56,000
WWNRT Funded: $6,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission




Stinking Creek
June 2012. Stream habitat improvement through placement of structure that will allow water retention in low flow and expand riparian vegetation. The primary purpose of this project is to reduce erosion and sediment loading in the North Platte River, while improving habitat for Sage-grouse in a Core Population Area.

Total Project Cost: $157,780
WWNRT Funded: $32,970
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



North Laramie Range VI

June 2011. Continuation of conifer removal, mechanical treatment of sagebrush, and chemical treatment of invasive species to enhance and increase forage for mule deer, elk and Sage-grouse south of Casper.

Total Project Cost: $336,064
WWNRT Funded: $95,000
Sponsor:Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



 
Flying A Ranch Habitat

June 2010. This project will fence natural springs and provide alternative water sources for livestock and wildlife, allowing water quality to improve, and allowing small mosaics of shrub habitat to be maintained for birds and small mammals.

Total Project Cost: $89,500
WWNRT Funded: $25,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission


 
Bolton Creek

June 2010. Using large diameter aspen removed by mechanical treatment on Bates Creek and the North Laramie projects, emerging beaver colonies on Bolton Creek will be provided stable materials to build dams. In areas where beaver have been able to persist, sediment loading from this highly erosive area has been reduced, contributing the higher water quality and fisheries in the North Platte River.

Total Project Cost: $307,500
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission



Bates Creek Watershed


December 2009. Mechanical harvest and prescribed fire to enhance and rejuvenate aspen and deciduous shrubs on large watershed south of Casper. Begun in 2006, the project is now in its fifth phase, and includes public access for hunting. Benefits elk, mule deer, Sage-grouse, fisheries and livestock operations. This project may eventually reach hundreds of miles of transitional habitats, and has drawn attention from a wide variety of supporters.


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Total Project Cost: $4,000,000
WWNRT Request: $867,293
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission






Lost Creek Winter Range

June 2009. Removal of limber pine, juniper and other conifers will help to stimulate curlleaf mountain mahogany on ranges used heavily by mule deer and some elk in central Wyoming. Treatment may include prescribed fire in some areas.

Total Project Cost: $60,000
WWNRT Funded: $22,500
Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management


Platte River Restoration
June 2009. The City of Casper has several miles of prime fishing habitat running throughout the community, but the river is in need of bank stabilization and in-stream structural enhancements. Additional work may include wetland development and invasive species control. This grant is to help develop the hydrologic design for restoration of the river system.

Total Project Cost: $140,000
WWNRT Funded: $70,000
Sponsor: City of Casper


 
Cardwell Spawning Enhancement

June 2008. This project is aimed at providing suitable spawning areas in the North Platte River, between Pathfinder Dam and Alcova Reservoir. Gravel would be used in five locations to create spawning areas. This project is expected to increase the wild trout population in this area.

Total Project Cost: $24,900
WWNRT Funded: $12,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game & Fish Department



Flying A Ranch Easement

Conservation easement and public access agreement on 3,000 acres in northwest Natrona County.

Total Project Cost: $1,000,000
WWNRT Request: $190,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Department





Natrona Cheatgrass I and II combined

Chemical treatment of invasive cheatgrass on approximately 7,470 acres of rangelands in Central Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $688,639
WWNRT Request: $146,998
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Bolton Creek II

Replacement of food and building materials for beaver pioneering new habitat on Bolton Creek in Central Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $283,922
WWNRT Request: $85,999.37
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Bates Creek IV

Continuation of watershed enhancement project on approximately 13,700 acres in southern Natrona County, including removal of encroaching conifers through mechanical means and prescribed fire, and for revegetation and rangeland improvement through alternative grazing strategies, including removal of livestock to other locations and fencing.

Total Project Cost: $462,970
WWNRT Request: $266,674.25
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Wood Ranch Conservation Easement






Purchase of conservation easement on approximately 1, 664 acres of private land in Crook County, WY

Total Project Cost: $1,795,000
WWNRT Request: $300,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land trust







Platte River Casper II



Riparian and aquatic restoration of river channels and associated wetlands and riparian areas through channel reconstruction, placement of structures, removal of sediment, control of invasive species, and other means.

Total Project Cost: $11,387,576
WWNRT Request: $2,000,000
Sponsor: City of Casper




Simon Ranch Conservation Easement




Conservation of a large landscape through the placement of a voluntary, donated, permanent conservation easement.

Total Project Cost: $752,900
WWNRT Request: $22,000
Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land trust





Bolton Creek III

Continuation of efforts to place food and building materials for beaver pioneering new habitat on Bolton Creek in Central Wyoming

Total Project Cost: $429,725
WWNRT Request: $86,500
Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish



Oil Creek Cheatgrass



Treatment of wildfire impacts on 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 cost:  $81,139.00
WWNRT funded:  $28,000
Sponsor:  Weston County Weed and Pest District