The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is updating the plan it uses for habitat restoration and improvement projects and for identifying key wildlife habitat.
Every few years Game and Fish works with its partners to improve the Strategic Habitat Plan. That effort is under way now and will culminate with a public meeting before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.
In 2014, Game and Fish improved 38 habitat projects in streams and riparian areas under the plan. These helped manage watershed vegetation, restore functioning stream channels, reduce stream bank erosion and provide fish habitat.
In addition, work was done on 54 land habitat projects to improve habitat conditions through the removal of invasive species, prescribed burns, seeding, tree removal, mowing, chopping and other treatments.