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WLCI Update July 23, 2010 Conserving World-class Wildlife Resources Facilitating Responsible Development.

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2 WLCI Update July 23, 2010 Conserving World-class Wildlife Resources Facilitating Responsible Development


4 The WLCI has established 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. Design Landscape Scale (Work across borders on public and private lands) Science Based Partner Support & Collaboration via LPDT & Central Data Information Sharing Leverage Resources Adaptive Management

5 US Forest Service US Geological Survey Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture Wyoming Game & Fish Dept. Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation Conservation Districts County Commissioners National Park Service Natural Resources Conservation Services US Fish &Wildlife Service


7 Aspen Mountain Shrub Sagebrush Riparian Aquatic

8 Fragmented Habitat Migration Corridors Emphasis on WLCI identified communities Consequences of developmen t Invasive Species Loss of historic vegetation Loss of critical forage Changes/disturbances in cycles Water Quality & Quantity Livestock and wildlife access Effect of changes on the landscape Indigenous species concerns Water health for fisheries

9 Integrated Research and Technical Assistance Integrated Research and Technical Assistance Why, Where, What, How… Is it working? Addressing management needs Advancing scientific understanding Developing transferable methods

10  Comprehensive Assessment  Gather existing data  Target data gaps  Use data to inform conservation  Science Strategy Plan  5 year Conservation Plan  Implement various science work  Science-Management Integration  Plan for applying science  Includes monitoring  Best Management Practices

11 Other Efforts WLCI also participated with the Wyoming Basin Native Plant Development Program. This program’s intent is to provide a source of native seeds and plant materials for restoration and reclamation projects. Scientific and technical support for WLCI includes evaluating the effectiveness of habitat treatments, assessing cumulative effects of development on important habitats and species, integrating science findings with on-the-ground actions, and promoting and integrating new methodologies and protocols. Science Integration

12 Fragmented Habitats 1,364 acres of conifer removal through mechanical treatments and prescribed burns 27 miles of fence converted to wildlife friendly standards Completion of a wildlife underpass 270 acres of shrub and grassland treatments 25,219 acres of habitat protected through conservation easements and exclosures 13 aquatic fish barriers removed 57 miles of native fish habitat protected


14 Combined WLCI/FWS Project Funding Project TypeProject FundingPartner $ * # of Projects Access$119,000.00$1,071,737.001 Aquatic$705,625.00$1,732,754.0013 Aspen$701,000.00$815,000.006 Easement$560,000.00$24,445,000.003 Fencing$977,000.00$3,099,190.0012 Invasives$685,000.00$37,000.0011 Other$505,900.00$222,000.007 Research$57,000.00$51,000.002 Riparian$822,900.00$433,800.0010 Totals$5,133,425.00$31,907,481.0065 *Partner contributions are still being submitted. *Totals are not complete and do not reflect the value of in-kind services.

15 Wyoming Front Aspen Treatment Project Contact: Justin Caudill WLCI Coordination Team Member Office: (307) 352-0378 Cell: (307)350-5480 E-mail: For a list of projects please request a Facts and Projects handout or visit the WLCI website at

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