What is the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) and why was it created?

What is the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) and why was it created?

The WLCI is a long-term, science-based program to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships. This program entails inventory and assessment of species and habitat to determine what habitat enhancement projects, such as vegetation treatments, are necessary. The collaborative effort represented by the WLCI is unique as it provides a means to address multiple concerns at a scale that considers all activities on the landscape, incorporates multiple needs in project implementation, and can leverage resources that might not be available for single agency projects.