Albany and Carbon Counties
Weber Ranch Easement
December 2011. Conservation easement on approximately 4,200 acres of native rangeland north of Baggs. The area is critical to annual migration of mule deer and elk, and is within a Core Population Area for Sage-grouse.
Total Project Cost: $1,668,718WWNRT Funded: $320,00 Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust
Rawlins Fence Conversions 2011
December 2011. Continuation of earlier efforts to remove fences that create a barrier to wildlife movement in Carbon and Sweetwater counties. Project Status: Continuing Project
Total Project Cost: $269,691WWNRT Funded: $34,000Sponsor: Rawlins BLM
June 2011. Modification of an old stream habitat improvement to allow spawning fish to access upper portions of the stream.
Total Project Cost: $53,900WWNRT Funded: $7,900Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
Alamosa Gulch Water
June 2011. Water development and distribution to enhance seasonal livestock use and improve habitats for Sage-grouse, mule deer, antelope and other species.
Total Project Cost: $74,000WWNRT Funded: $25,000Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District
Dirtyman Fish Passage
June 2011. Removal of barriers to fish movement on Dirtyman Creek south of Rawlins. This project, along with others, will open habitat to more than 100 miles of historic range for native fish species.
Total Project Cost: $122,900WWNRT Funded: $40,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
Ferris Mountain Rx Fire
June 2011. Ongoing program of prescribed fire, mechanical treatment and re-seeding to enhance decadent aspen, sagebrush and grassland habitats in the Ferris Mountains north of Rawlins. Primary species targeted are elk, Sage-grouse, mule deer, and bighorn sheep.
Total Project Cost: $350,000WWNRT Funded: $90,000Sponsor: BLM - Rawlins
Condict Mule Deer Habitat
June 2011. Rangeland improvements, water development and removal of invasive juniper and conifers to enhance mule deer habitat in the Saratoga Valley.
Total Project Cost: $185,740WWNRT Funded: $40,000Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District
Baggs Mule Deer II
June 2011. 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: $65,000WWNRT Funded: $30,000Sponsor: Little Snake River Conservation District
Dry Cow - Cow Creek Range Enhancement
June 2011. Rangeland improvements, water development and fence modification to enhance habitat for Sage-grouse, mule deer, antelope and other species in the Saratoga Valley.
Total Project Cost: $74,000WWNRT Funded: $25,000Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District