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Executive Committee Meeting June 7, 2022: The next WLCI Executive Committee Meeting is on Tuesday, June 7, at 1pm, in the Elk Conference Room at the Wyoming Game and Fish Office (WGFD) Office in Cheyenne. The meeting can also be accessed through Google Meet via video link (https://meet.google.com/gug-ndhf-kdr), or dial: 1017-516-(US) +1 252 PIN: 312 398 066#. 
New WLCI Article: See Erica Husse’s (BLM) article An Initiative for Landscape Conservation on southwest Wyoming, highlighting the success of WLCI’s partnerships to conserve sagebrush landscapes. 
New USGS Report: A new tool has been developed and assess in Wyoming to prioritize areas for restoration to conserve multiple sagebrush associated species. Access/download the report here
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 http://westernmigrations.net/. 
WLCI Studies
Other Studies
Habitat Improvements
Improving Aquatic Habitat and the Distribution of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout and Other Important Native Fish Species

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...