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This project will provide for deer crossing the Baggs highway (789) to reduce vehicle collisions. Construction of 3-4 miles of deer proof fence to funnel a portion of a migrating deer herd to existing culvert under HWY 789 to reduce deer vehicle collissions. Installation of 6 cattleguards in current access points to prevent deer access through fences at these points. Further, the project would cover several years and work toward providing safe wildlife passage. Industry and WDOT are being approached to partner with the WGFD on this project. Providing deer crossings of HWY 789 will reduce the incidences of vehicle and deer collisions, reducing deer mortality and damage to vehicles. The project would be done in a...
The objective of the project is to improve the infrastructure of the Red Rim Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) as well as conduct habitat improvements. Two windmills will be upgraded to solar pumps and panels. Six and a half miles of fence will be converted from woven wire to wildlife friendly fencing and 8 miles of fence will have single strand conversion to meet BLM and WGFD wildlife standards (i.e. the bottom wire is too low or the top wire is too high). An exclosure will be erected around a riparian area to keep cattle out, sagebrush will be thinned (approx. 140 acres), weeds will be treated (approx. 200 acres) and native grasses and legumes sown (approx. 170 acres). The Red Rim WHMA is located southwest...
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This dataset represents the 2006 parturition areas for pronghorn in Wyoming as mapped by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Delineated parturition areas indicate areas with seasonally high concentrations of birthing animals. Boundaries are based on systematic and opportunistic long-term observation data. Depending on location and habitat conditions, birthing often occurs over dispersed areas. Such areas are not mapped as parturition areas.
Restore and enhance wetland habitat for spring through fall habitat for trumpeter swans and other wetland dependent avian species.
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This project improves the age class and diversity of plant communities. Improving transitional range will help hold the antelope and deer in this area, saving crucial winter areas for use later in the season. Other wildlife benefitting from this treatment are small mammals and a variety of birds, including sage grouse. Quality, quantity, and availability of forage in this transitional-migratory area will be improved. The units of accomplishments for this project, 10,000 acres (JM), are shared with multiple funding sources; due to the timing of the project; some units will carry over into FY 08. Some of the included acres are within the Wildland Urban Interface (JW).
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The project will modify approximately 24 total miles of existing woven-wire, 6-strand and 5-strand barbed wire fence to 3 or 4-wire fence built with wildlife specifications to facilitate big game movement on the Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA). The new fences will be built to standard Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) wildlife specifications for wire spacing including a smooth bottom wire positioned 16-18 inches above the ground, and a ratio of three steel posts per one wood post. The fence modification work is planned in phases, where the contractor would remove and reconstruct 4 miles of fence annually on the WHMA during a 6-year period to accomplish the entire 24-mile improvement project....
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Creates wetland habitats on public and private lands near the Green River. This project provides much needed habitat through the creation of 20 acres of wetland area, including a pond. Synopsis: This project will enhance swan habitat by creating 5-6 acres of additional shallow water foraging/nesting habitat adjacent to the New Fork River, and create nesting islands on the existing ranch reservoir. Introduction: Trumpeter Swans require shallow-water wetlands that produce extensive, luxuriant, and diverse stands of submerged aquatic vegetation. These kinds of wetlands, with some recognized physical and biological characteristics, fulfill functions important for swans of all age classes. The following information...
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Raster file of land use and land cover mapping in the 'Lander' study area at 30m pixel level. Map extent corresponds to 6,490,062 acre area of central Wyoming in the counties Fremont, Natrona, Carbon, Sweetwater, and Hot Springs. A 3km buffer was applied to map extent extending the raster file into the counties of Washakie, Park, Teton, and Sublette.
This project will to improve the irrigated meadows on the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Engineering and design will be provided to improve the condition of unused irrigation systems and pumps and to install additional head gates and dikes. Rehabilitation of about 7 miles of dike for the B-Q Canal; creating a grass bank at Cokeville Meadows NWR; planting and weed control will restore 1,300 acres of irrigated hay meadows on the Refuge that are currently unproductive; monitoring elk movement east of NWR. This project will improve irrigation efficiency and flooding of approximately 1,300 acres of hay meadows that are currently unproductive. These improvements will increase nesting habitat for the...
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This dataset identifies Key Nongame Wildlife Areas for avian and mammalian fauna of interest in Wyoming. This layer was developed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Nongame Program. The 30 delineated polygons identify important areas (e.g., habitats) for Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). We identified Key Areas by considering faunal diversity and density, uniqueness of habitat, intactness of habitat, and their importance to maintaining native SGCN fauna in Wyoming. Landownership and habitat vulnerability were only loosely considered. The attributes table of this layer contains a 4-letter species codes for avian and mammalian fauna that are expected to occur within each key area. The 4-letter species...
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Funds are requested to provide financial compensation for the permittee (on a willing seller / willing buyer basis) to waive his allotment complex grazing permit back to the USFS. USFS will then close 5,115 acres to livestock grazing, and place 53,560 into Forage Reserve (i.e. “grassbank”) status, with strict language/terms/conditions under which this portion of the allotment complex could be grazed by domestic sheep. Project implementation will ensure the long-term, sustainable health of vegetative communities and create a forage reserve to facilitate future treatments to benefit fish and wildlife habitats. Improvement of watershed/vegetative conditions in upland and riparian habitats on 58,657 acres throughout...
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Wheat Creek Meadows Wildlife Habitat Area (WCM) is a 1600 acre wildlife habitat area acquired by the BLM through a land exchange in 1988. It lies 15 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming on the south end of the Wyoming Range. The property has two perennial streams, Wheat and West Willow Creeks. The main goal for WCM was to provide protection of wildlife habitat and wetlands with special emphasis on maximizing the potential for wildlife species production and diversity. The area provides habitat for many Special Status Species including the sage grouse, white-faced ibis, sage sparrow, sage thrasher, loggerhead shrike, Brewer’s sparrow, pygmy rabbit; and possibly even the Idaho pocket gopher, yellow-billed cuckoo, northern...
Purchase a conservation easement on approximately 3,008 acres of private land classified as crucial winter range. The properties being considered for this conservation easement are located in both Sublette and Lincoln counties in the LaBarge Creek and the Fontenelle Creek drainages. These lands are classified as crucial winter range and yearlong range for elk, deer, moose, sage grouse and pronghorn. Additionally documented movement of pronghorn through this area to summer ranges to the north have identified this as an important migration corridor. Also numerous species non-game birds and mammals including Species Of Greatest Conservation Need identified in the Wyoming Game and Fish Departments “Comprehensive Wildlife...


    map background search result map search result map Trumpeter Swan Habitat Enhancement Land Cover Mapping Database for Central Wyoming - 30 meter Parturition areas for pronghorn in Wyoming (2006) Wheat Creek Meadows Wildlife Area Boundary Fence Red Canyon/Elk Mountain Prescribed Burn Baggs Deer Crossing Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area Fence Modification Key Nongame Wildlife Areas for Wyoming at 1:100,000 Mud Lake Trumpeter Swan Nest Site Enhancement Project Red Rim Wildlife Habitat Management Area Improvements Diamond H Ranch Conservation Easement Triple Peak Forage Reserve B-Q Canal Rehabilitation, Wetlands Improvement, and Elk Movement Monitoring Wheat Creek Meadows Wildlife Area Boundary Fence Trumpeter Swan Habitat Enhancement Baggs Deer Crossing Red Canyon/Elk Mountain Prescribed Burn Triple Peak Forage Reserve Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area Fence Modification Parturition areas for pronghorn in Wyoming (2006) Land Cover Mapping Database for Central Wyoming - 30 meter Key Nongame Wildlife Areas for Wyoming at 1:100,000