The WLCI considers all development activities in southwest Wyoming, including energy development, in designing and locating future enhancements. The focus of the WLCI is to assess and enhance habitats and work with partners, including industry, to maintain the world class wildlife resources in the area.
The WLCI focuses on areas and actions that, based on current knowledge, are not expected to be compromised by major future developments. Habitat improvements are an important conservation tool, but other tools such as conservation easements are also being considered. In addition, the WLCI shares data and information to facilitate implementation of the least detrimental forms of development, best reclamation practices and required mitigation. The WLCI recognizes that southwest Wyoming is an active and important source of natural gas. The area also has important coal resources and other minerals such as trona and uranium.