The mission of the WLCI, as identified in the 2008 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), is to implement a long-term, science-based program to assess and enhance the quality and quantity of aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships.
Objectives outlined in the MOU are:
Conduct efficient science-based species monitoring and habitat enhancements.
Facilitate best reclamation and mitigation practices for areas impacted by development.
Integrate existing data with new knowledge and technologies to forecast future development of mineral and energy resources and assist in habitat conservation planning.
Conduct habitat assessment and enhancement in all habitat types with a special focus on the sagebrush, mountain shrub, aspen, riparian, and aquatic communities.
Exchange information, data, and research findings among partners, industry, and stakeholders to improve habitat conditions and long-term viability of species at a landscape scale.
Complement existing habitat reclamation and mitigation efforts.
Broaden our understanding of the valuable Green River Basin ecosystem.
Identify priority needs not addressed by existing agency science and resources programs, and develop a funding strategy to meet these needs.
Ensure grazing management practices sustain a viable livestock industry and associated open spaces.