Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

The WLCI is a long-term science based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships. The WLCI is an interagency working group of partners that is beginning the process of establishing a much larger coalition of government and non-government organizations. Local Project Development Teams identify local issues that are important to the landscape and cooperatively create projects to address identified needs for local wildlife, habitat, and other resource issues. Each Local Project Development Team includes local biologists, range managers, conservation districts, landowners, county commissioners, and other interested parties. The WLCI has four teams that are located geographically.

WLCI habitat projects are on-the-ground activities intended to improve terrestrial and aquatic habitats and terrain, and are conducted by various WLCI partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and others. Data compiled by the USGS Science Team are being used to evaluate habitat-improvement projects. Project assessment work includes acquiring and standardizing data of project activities to guide ongoing and future monitoring and research. Assessment information will be used to identify species most likely to be affected by development. An important outcome of this effort will be transferability of landscape conservation models and procedures to other areas targeted for energy development.

Contact Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

280 Highway 191
N Rock Springs, Wyoming  82901
Phone: 307-352-0222


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