Outdoor opportunities would mean nothing without clean water and intact landcspes. Our vision is a Wyoming with clean water and healthy habitat to help support the wildlife and fish species that depend on them. We work for policy and management initiatives that benefit the species, habitats, and people of Wyoming through protecting the land and water resources that are the foundations to healthy wildlife populations and a strong, sustainable economy.

In 2021, the Federation doubled down on landscape connectivity with the addition of Sam Lockwood to the WWF team. The Federation is continuing to grow habitat projects in 2021, as well, with over a half-dozen volunteer opportunities being worked on to improve wildlife habitat
and landscape connectivity.

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If you can use a pair of fencing pliers, there are many WWF projects you can get involved in.

2021 Tentative Habitat Projects

Bear River Divide Fence Project, May 2021

Removing woven wire sheep fence on crucial pronghorn and mule deer winter range.

Big Sandy Sage Grouse Project, June-July 2021

Hanging flight deterrents on fences to prevent grouse from flying into them.

Tosi Basin Fence Project, June-July 2021

Removing sheep fence in retired grazing allotments.

Shoshone National Forest Fence Removal, July 2021

Our annual fence removal with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Shoshone National Forest.

Check out these projects completed by the Federation in 2020 in collaboration with countless other key partners, contractors, and agencies:

Farson Wire Improvement | June 2020

30+ Volunteers. 18 Miles Completed.

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation worked together with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s local habitat biologist Dean Clause others to organize the volunteer day near Farson to make passage across Highway 28 a little easier for pronghorn moving through the area. This work is especially important during winter months when they migrate to the winter range south and east of the highway.

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La Barge Let Down Fence | July 2020

18+ Volunteers. 2 Miles Completed.

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation joined with local landowners at the Diamond H, and members of SOS Well Services to install let-down fencing on the La Barge livestock common allotment. The fencing is laid down to improve migration movements for deer and elk.

Wind River Fence Removal

30+ Volunteers. 1.75 Miles Completed.

Our longest running annual project, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, the Shoshone National Forest, and the Red Canyon Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation host a volunteer fence removal project in the Wind River Mountain Range each year. In 2020, the volunteers removed fence in the Lava Mountain burn from 2016.

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Willow Creek Project

Contracted Work. 14 Miles Completed.

A pass-through grant from the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust (WWNRT) went straight to contracting 14 miles of fence work in the middle of the crucial Red Desert to Hoback Migration bottleneck. Fence was removed, replaced, or otherwise modified to make it easier for animals, especially mule deer, to travel through the area.

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What We Do To Help

Wyoming Wildlife Federation has a number of specific Programs that address this issue directly. Click on a Program in the list below to explore it in depth.

ProgramsTask Forces
May 4, 2018

Task Forces

Wyoming Wildlife Federation participates in a variety of state-wide task forces.
Greater Little Mountain CoalitionPrograms
May 4, 2018

Greater Little Mountain Coalition

The Greater Little Mountain Coalition supports a mosaic of management prescriptions that entail conservation, preservation, no surface occupancy, and gold book standard responsible energy development.
Grazing AllotmentsPrograms
May 4, 2018

Grazing Allotment Retirement

The co-mingling of Bighorn and Domestic Sheep causes one of the largest threats to our native wildlife species: diseases of domestic animals.
Deer Jumping Fence Red Desert To Hoback Migration ProgramsWildlife Migrations
May 4, 2018

Wildlife Migrations

With increasing pressures on wildlife habitats and specifically the throfares in which animals moves and migrate, come increasing need for programs and initiatives that focus on conserving these vital habitat corridors.
Pickup Overlooking Vast Red Desert Area ProgramsRock Springs Resource Management Plan
May 4, 2018

Rock Springs Resource Management Plan

The BLM Rock Springs Field Office is currently revising its Rock Springs Resource Management Plan, which has implications for wildlife and sportsmen for many years to come.
ProgramsProtecting Wyoming's Greater Sage Grouse
May 4, 2018

Protecting Wyoming’s Greater Sage Grouse

After years of hard work by Wyoming people, who sought to avoid an Endangered Species listing of sage-grouse, the Department of Interior is revisiting state-based plans.
NewsProgramsRecovering America's Wildlife Act
May 4, 2018

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will redirect $1.3 billion of existing revenue annually to state-led wildlife conservation efforts, effectively allowing the states to more fully implement their State Wildlife Action Plans.

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