Convert impenetrable sheep fence to more "wildlife friendly" fence to allow passage of pronghorn and other big game species. Provide a number of low-tech erosion and water harvesting measures to improve two-track roads. Construct small rock mulches to improve water infiltration while reducing runoff and soil erosion. With the assistance of the Wyoming Youth Conservation Corp, conduct fence repair and reconstruction. Plant willow and other shrubs. This project would increase the amount and diversity of riparian and transitional riparian/upland habitats. Establishment and expansion of woody species such as willow in riparian areas would provide increased fish stream shading, and armoring of stream banks from erosion. Planting of aspen would promote beaver populations and pond construction, increase cover and forage availablity for a variety of wildlife species.
2010 Update: Funding would be used to purchase native riparian seedlings for habitat improvement projects in the upper Colorado River basin, Wyoming. Plant materials include riparian trees and shrubs, including but not limited to aspen, bearberry honeysuckle, buffaloberry, chokecherry, golden current, hawthorn, redosier dogwood, and waterbirch. This project would enhance the public’s wildlife and fisheries habitats by increasing the abundance, diversity and age class distribution of woody riparian and mountain shrubs in the Muddy Creek watershed.