Teton, Sublette, and Fremont Counties
Upper Gros Ventre Watershed
December 2009. Restoration of several hundred acres of wetland habitats at the head of the Gros Ventre River. These habitats are important for moose, elk, bighorn sheep and migrating antelope, as well as Trumpeter swans. This long-term project will include stream habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and creation, and meadow improvements. Long-term goals include a strong educational component.
Total Project Cost: $2,800,000WWNRT Funded: $311,200Sponsor: Wyoming Wetland Society
Jackson Hole Wetlands
December 2009. Continuation of a project to remove beaver from areas where they constitute problems, and release them in habitats that are lacking the presence of this keystone species. Beaver removed from lower elevation agricultural areas have been successfully transplanted into streams where their activity stimulates growth of willow and aspen, and maintains water cycles.
Total Project Cost: $175,000WWNRT Funded: $30,000Sponsor: Wyoming Wetland Society
67 Ranch Easement
December 2009. Conservation easement on one of the most historic ranches in Wyoming will allow owners to continue ranching into the seventh generation of Wyoming citizens and protect miles of stream and meadow habitats near Big Piney. This ranch is important habitat for moose, Sage-grouse, mule deer, elk, Long-billed curlew, and a variety of other species of concern in Wyoming.
Total Project Cost: $4,600,000WWNRT Funded: $500,000Sponsor: Green River Valley Land Trust
December 2009. Irrigation system and water delivery enhancements on winter ranges used by elk on the East Fork of the Wind River near Dubois.
Total Project Cost: $237,200WWNRT Funded: $113,500Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Bear Creek Fish Passage
December 2009. Reconstruction of water diversion on Bear Creek near Dubois will allow fish to pass up and down stream, and place structures to stop fish from being trapped in irrigation systems. This is a key spawning stream for native cutthroat trout.Project
Total Project Cost: $325,000WWNRT Funded: $95,000Sponsor: Game and Fish Commission
Sublette Wildlife Fencing
December 2009. Modification of fences on more than 200,000 acres to ensure migration routes for deer and antelope are maintained. Funds will be used to match more than $1 million in federal "Healthy Lands Initiative" programs.
Total Project Cost: $3,406,180WWNRT Funded: $400,000 (requires legislative approval)Sponsor: Green River Valley Land Trust
Torrey Lake Ranch Easement.
June 2009. Conservation Easement on an additional 950 acres of crucial winter and migration routes for bighorn sheep, mule deer and elk near Dubois. This is the range of the famed Whiskey Mountain bighorn sheep herd, but also a haven for a variety of species, including burbot, Blue grouse, and numerous songbirds.
Total Project Cost: $1,200,000WWNRT Funded: $300,000 (requires legislative approval)Sponsor: Jackson Hole Land Trust
Gros Ventre Wetland
June 2009. Beaver relocation and wetland development in the upper reaches of the Gros Ventre drainage.
Total Project Cost: $22,600WWNRT Funded: $7,500Sponsor: Wyoming Wetland Society
Fish Creek Wetlands
June 2009. Restoration of several hundred acres of wetland habitats at the head of the Gros Ventre River. These habitats are important for moose, elk, bighorn sheep and migrating antelope, as well as Trumpeter swans.
Total Project Cost: $135,000WWNRT Funded: $90,000Sponsor: Wyoming Wetland Society
South Park Wetlands
June 2009. Restoration and enhancement of existing Trumpeter swan nesting habitat in an area that receives heavy use by waterfowl and waterfowl hunters. The project includes replacement of water control structures, renovation of nesting islands, and vegetation enhancements.
Total Project Cost: $43,500WWNRT Funded: $20,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Swift Ranch Trumpeter Swan
June 2009. Development of habitat for Trumpeter swan nesting near Pinedale. This project will continue to add habitat for swans in the Green River drainage.
Total Project Cost: $168,300WWNRT Funded: $60,850Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission