Lincoln, Uinta, and Sweetwater Counties
Clark Country Conservation Easement
December 2010. Conservation easement on approximately 320 acres of lowland habitat in Lincoln County near Cokeville. This area is key habitat for Bonneville cutthroat trout, moose, deer and elk, as well as numerous waterfowl species.
Total Project Cost: $545,000WWNRT Funded: $100,000Sponsor: Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust
Shell Oil Farson Project III
December 2010. Continued enhancement of water and wetlands for Sage-grouse, mule deer, and antelope, among other species. This project focuses on water resources, including perennial wet meadows, and was made possible by a grant of $500,000 from Shell Oil.
Total Project Cost: $271,503WWNRT Funded: $271,503 ($96,339 from WWNRT)Sponsor: Mule Deer Foundation
Monument Draw Water
December 2010. Development of water for wildlife and livestock in a particularly arid area west of Rawlins.
Total Project Cost: $19,000WWNRT Funded: $5,000Sponsor: Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District
Greys River Invasives III
December 2010. Continued treatment of invasive vegetation in crucial winter ranges along the Grey's River in Lincoln County. This is the third phase of the project.
Total Project Cost: $252,500WWNRT Funded: $40,000Sponsor: Bridger-Teton National Forest/Lincoln County Weed and Pest
Vee Cross Ranch Conservation Easement
December 2010. Conservation easement on approximately 2,200 acres of lowland habitat in Lincoln County on Fontenelle Creek. This project will also open access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands that have been restricted. This area is key habitat for Colorado River cutthroat trout, moose, deer and elk, as well as numerous waterfowl species. It is also prime habitat for Sage-grouse.
Total Project Cost: $2,000,000WWNRT Funded: $400,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
June 2010. Reconstruction of irrigation structure will replace an impassable wall with rock diversion structures that will allow fish migration on the Smiths Fork near Cokeville. This is one of many projects in this area that have proven effective in increasing spawning habitat for native Bonneville Cutthroat trout.
Total Project Cost: $100,000WWNRT Funded: $35,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
June 2010. Creation of ephemeral shallow-water wetlands at the head of Palisades Reservoir. Purpose of the project is to maintain nesting and early brooding habitat for a variety of water birds, including ducks, geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans, and other species.
Total Project Cost: $110,000WWNRT Funded: $42,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
June 2010. Creation of a large riparian pasture on Crow Creek in southern Lincoln County will improve habitat for Brown trout and other aquatic species, while improving vegetation quality for moose, elk, and mule deer.
Total Project Cost: $67,060WWNRT Funded: $20,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Muddy Creek Spike
June 2010. Treatment of decadent shrub communities with reduced-rate applications of the chemical "Spike" will stimulate growth of sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, and other species, as well as native grasses. This project will improve crucial winter and transitional ranges for elk, mule deer, moose, and antelope.
Total Project Cost: $20,000WWNRT Funded: $10,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Powder Mountain Spike
June 2010. Treatment of decadent sagebrush and other shrub communities will lead to a more diverse age and physical structure of sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, and other species, as well as native grasses. This project will improve 1,500 acres of crucial winter and transitional range near Baggs.
Total Project Cost: $77,500WWNRT Funded: $41,250Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Star Valley Mule Deer Habitat
June 2010. Inventory and assessment of habitat needs for mule deer in the Star Valley will lead to prioritization of actions that will have the greatest impact on mule deer populations, and trophy quality. This is the continuation of work done elsewhere in Wyoming to define habitat needs for key species, such as mule deer.
Total Project Cost: $216,880WWNRT Funded: $35,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
March 2010. Restoration and enhancement of approximately 325 acres of emergent wetlands by construction and repair of retention dikes and installation of water control structures.
Total Project Cost: $240,000WWNRT Funded: $50,000Sponsor: Teichert Wetlands - Ducks Unlimited