Albany and Carbon Counties
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: $828,000WWNRT Funded: $235,308Sponsor: 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: $1,114,000WWNRT Funded: $447,611Sponsor: Laramie Beautification Committee
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: $20,000WWNRT Funded: $10,000Sponsor: Little Snake River 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: $160,000WWNRT Funded: $50,000Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District
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: $1,533,000WWNRT Funded: $211,830Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation
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: $1,853,200WWNRT Funded: $245,000Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District
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: $350,000WWNRT Funded: $122,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
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: $205,684WWNRT Funded: $40,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
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: $175,000WWNRT Funded: $81,000Sponsor: 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: $1,227,700WWNRT Funded: $165,500Sponsor: 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: $126,710WWNRT Funded: $37,000Sponsor: 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: $75,000WWNRT Funded: $15,000Sponsor: 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: $23,000WWNRT Funded: $5,000Sponsor: 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: $47,800WWNRT Funded: $5,000Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District