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Next WLCI Executive Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for October 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Next Local Project Team Meetings (virtual):

  •     Carbon LPDT: Septermber 8, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Zoom meeting
  •     Sublette LPDT: September 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Zoom meeting
  •     Lincoln/Uinta LPDT: September 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Zoom meeting
  •     Sweetwater LPDT: September 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Zoom meeting

New Product! Quaking Aspen: The Iconic and Dynamic Deciduous Tree of the Rocky Mountains. By Tim Assal, in M.J. Keables (ed.), The Rocky Mountain West: A Compendium of Geographic Perspectives. Amer, Assoc. of Geog., Washington D.C. pp. 20-28. Link to Article

Local Project Team Meetings:

    Carbon LPDT: May 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, tentative location is at Carbon County Library, Rawlins

    Sweetwater LPDT: May 29, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, tentative location is at the WY Game and Fish Office, Green River

    Sublette LPDT: June 3, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, BLM Pinedale Field Office, Pinedale

    Lincoln/Uinta LPDT: June 4, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, BLM Kemmerer Field Office, Kemmerer

New Product! The WLCI 2018 Annual Report is now online.

New Product! Economic Impacts of WLCI Projects in Wyoming

The next WLCI Executive Meeting has been postponed and has been rescheduled for 30 January, 2020. The location will be at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Office, Cheyenne WY.

New USGS Product: Using remote sensing products to predict recovery of vegetation across space and time following energy development.

New USGS Product: Streamflow Gains and Losses in New Fork and Green Rivers, Upstream from Fontenelle Reservoir, Wyoming

New! Wyoming Game and Fish has released their 2018 Annual Strategic Hapitat Plan Accomplishments

New Product! The USGS 2017 Annual Report is now online.

WLCI Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Conservation!  WLCI has a new report that highlights its conservation efforts between 2007 - 2017. Over the past 10 years, WLCI has funded more than 100 multi-faceted projects with direct support of nearly $12 million from the BLM’s Healthy Lands Program and the BLM Wyoming State Office. When partner-based leveraged funds are included, these projects have resulted in over $64 million of partner-based, collaborative, on-the-ground conservation in southwest Wyoming.

 

WLCI Studies
Relationships between Energy Development, Fish, Wildlife, and their Habitats
Habitat Improvements
Maintaining and Reconnecting Wildlife Corridors

About the Initiative

The WLCI is a long-term science-based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships. The WLCI is an interagency working group of partners that is beginning the process of establishing a much larger coalition of government and non-government organizations. Local Project Development Teams identify local issues that are important to the landscape and cooperatively create projects to address identified needs for local wildlife, habitat, and other resource issues. Each Local Project Development Team includes local biologists, range managers, conservation districts, landowners, county commissioners, and other interested parties. The WLCI has four teams that are located geographically. Read More...

Did You Know?

Photograph showing swan ponds

Swift Ranch Trumpeter Swan Summer Habitat Enhancement

A nearly 6-acre wetland pond was excavated along the river corridor within a major swan flyway to provide additional shallow water foraging and nesting habitat. These types of shallow water wetlands are extremely rare in southwestern Wyoming. These projects have created additional summer habitat that is in limited supply for the Trumpeter Swan, a species of conservation concern, and many other species identified as potential species at risk in Wyoming’s State Wildlife Action Plan. Read More...