District 3

Lincoln, Uinta, and Sweetwater Counties

Killdeer Wetlands

December 2009. Large wetland project adjacent to the City of Green River. Project includes river diversion structure that will allow fish passage, delivery system, dam development, and vegetation enhancement, including removal of invasive species. Primary goal of the project is habitat for wading birds, shore birds, waterfowl, and song birds.

Total Project Cost: $900,000WWNRT Funded: $150,000Sponsor: City of Green River

Fontenelle Willows

December 2009. Prescribed fire in decadent riparian willow habitats to rejuventate sprouting and production of willow communities. This project is aimed primarily at enhancement of moose habitat, but will also benefit mule deer, Colorado cutthroat trout, and other species. Photo by Molly Box.

Total Project Cost: $60,000WWNRT Funded: $30,000Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service

Bradley Mountain

June 2009. Prescribed fire and rangeland restoration to enhance aspen and Rocky Mountain maple near Alpine.

Total Project Cost: $135,000WWNRT Funded: $25,000Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service - Grey’s River District

Chicken Springs Pipeline

June 2009. Headwaters protection and pipeline to maintain water level in Chicken Springs in Sweetwater County. This area is highly valuable to Sage-grouse and other birds species, as well as antelope.

Total Project Cost: $14,500WWNRT Funded: $6,000Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management

Shell Oil Farson Project II

June 2009. Continued enhancement of water and wetlands for Sage-grouse, mule deer, and antelope, among other species. This stage of the project focuses on water resources, including perennial wet meadows.

Total Project Cost: $107,853WWNRT Funded: $107,853 ($39,164 from WWNRT)Sponsor: Mule Deer Foundation

Upper Rock Creek Fish Passage

June 2009. This project will install additional fish screens and bypass channels on Rock Creek to eliminate fish mortality in irrigation canals and restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout. This stage of the project will connect the headwaters of the entire stream.

Total Project Cost: $155,000WWNRT Funded: $64,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited

White's Ditch Fish Passage

June 2009. Enhanced diversion structure and elimination of fish barriers on Smith's Fork River to restore upstream fish passage for spawning Bonneville Cutthroat trout.

Total Project Cost: $175,000WWNRT Funded: $70,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited

BQ Fish Passage

June 2009. Current withdrawals at this headgate lead to loss of native Bonneville Cutthroats in late season. This project will place screens to stop entrainment of fish in irrigation systems, and will provide holding waters for fish in late summer.

Total Project Cost: $175,000WWNRT Funded: $70,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited

Greys River Invasives II

June 2009. Continued treatment of invasive vegetation in crucial winter ranges along Grey's River in Lincoln County.

Total Project Cost: $72,500WWNRT Funded: $15,000Sponsor: Bridger-Teton National Forest

Lower Sage Aspen

June 2009. Commerical timber harvest coupled with prescribed burning will enhance aspen and deciduous shrubs in southern Uinta County. This area is essential for mule deer and elk.

Total Project Cost: $75,000WWNRT Funded: $10,000Sponsor: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest