Teton, Sublette, and Fremont Counties
December 2011. Wetland creation and restoration in the upper Green River Valley near Cora. This project restores and enhances glacial wetlands across a wide landscape and provides breeding and nesting habitat for a variety of water birds.
Total Project Cost: $70,000WWNRT Funded: $20,000Sponsor: Sublette County Conservation District
Upper Spring Creek
December 2011. Removal of fish barriers on Spring Creek near Jackson will allow movement of spawning and juvenile fish throughout aquatic system. Fish that spawn and rear in these small streams feed the populations in the Snake River.
Total Project Cost: $189,208WWNRT Funded: $20,600Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Wunder Ranch Conservation Easement
December 2011. Conservation easement on 2,700 acres of Lander Front habitat for mule deer, elk and other species. This ranch is essential to seasonal movement of Sage-grouse from breeding areas to summer ranges above the City of Lander. The owners are particularly focused on maintaining the agricultural economy and heritage of the ranch.
Total Project Cost: $2,303,000WWNRT Funded: $500,000Sponsor: Jackson Hole Land Trust
Double A Ranch Easement
December 2011. This project connects to the Wunder Ranch and Three Bar X projects outside Lander and provides seasonal and critical winter range for a variety of species, as well as migration routes along the Lander Front.
Total Project Cost: $2,353,518WWNRT Funded: $400,000Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy
Three Bar X Conservation Easement
December 2011. Landscape-scale easements connect lowlands to higher elevations outside Lander. This ranch, along with the Double A and Wunder Ranch, allow unfettered movement of wildlife, and maintain important habitat for Sage-grouse.
Total Project Cost: $1,169,684WWNRT Funded: $220,000Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy
Richie Conservation Easement
December 2011. Conservation easement on approximately 1,400 acres of New Fork River habitat, including native rangeland and irrigated hay ground near Boulder. This area is important for moose and mule deer, and is in a Core Population Area for Sage-grouse.
Total Project Cost: $2,525,000WWNRT Funded: $400,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
North Cottonwood Conservation Easement
December 2011. Conservation easement on more than 15,300 acres of highly diverse habitat near Daniel will maintain a large landscape that includes all seasonal ranges for most game animals. This project also contains critical habitat for Sage-grouse, amphibians, and a huge assemblage of bird species.
Total Project Cost: $12,137,250WWNRT Funded: $1,000,000Sponsor: The Conservation Fund
South Park Wetlands II
June 2011. Retrofit and enhancement of ponds used extensively by trumpeter swans and other waterfowl south of Jackson. These habitats are particularly important as nesting and transitional ranges for swans.
Project Status: New ProjectTotal Project Cost: $61,000WWNRT Funded: $20,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
Horse Creek Fish Passage
June 2011. Modification of an existing irrigation structures and instream enhancments to allow spawning fish and others access to approximately 20 miles of headwater streams currently inaccessible.
Total Project Cost: $85,000WWNRT Funded: $34,000Sponsor: Trout Unlimited
Red Canyon CRM
June 2011. Water development, distribution, and headwaters protection to enhance seasonal livestock use and improve habitats for Sage-grouse, mule deer, antelope and elk on the Lander Front.
Total Project Cost: $265,250WWNRT Funded: $45,500Sponsor: Popo Agie Conservation District
Hill Creek Rx Fire
June 2011. Removal of encroaching conifers and treatment of other habitats with prescribed fire in western Teton County. This is a cooperative project between the U.S. Forest Service and Wyoming Game and Fish, among others, and will benefit elk, deer, and moose.
Total Project Cost: $216,266WWNRT Funded: $50,000Sponsor: Wyoming Game and Fish Commission