Developing and Restoring Wetlands

While wetland habitats are somewhat limited in southwest Wyoming, they also support many species of wildlife. Many of these species are designated as wetland obligates and are often regarded as sensitive or listed as species of concern. This includes many residential and migratory bird species and amphibians. WLCI LPDT members have been implementing wetland projects to increase trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) population numbers and habitat; enhancing and maintaining wetland water quantity and woody vegetation; improving wetland function associated with fish and riparian projects; using fencing to protect wetland vegetation, and controlling salt cedar and other invasive plant species.