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New USGS Report: A new tool has been developed and assess in Wyoming to prioritize areas for restoration to conserve multiple sagebrush associated species. Assess/download the report here.  

New USGS Report: “Range-wide Greater Sage-Grouse Hierarchical Monitoring Framework: Implications for Defining Population Boundaries, Trend Estimation, and a Targeted Annual Warning System

New USGS Report:  " Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States, Volume 1

New USGS Data Product and Maps: Data archive for the publication " Ungulate Migrations of the Western Unitied States, Volume 1". Data can also be viewed at: https://westernmigrations.net

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

New USGS Report: Economic Impacts of WLCI Projects in Wyoming

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

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



WLCI Studies
Natural Resources and Land Use
Habitat Improvements
Developing and Restoring Wetlands

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...

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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...