Wyoming Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Wyoming’s geography is as diverse as its wildlife. Over 600 wildlife species inhabit forest-covered mountain ranges, short grass prairies, sagebrush steppe, wetlands, rivers, and lakes.

Comprised of 23 counties, Wyoming encompasses approximately 62 million acres of which 48% is federally owned, 42% privately owned, 6% state owned, and 4% is Indian trust land. The highest proportion of public land is located in the rugged western mountains with private land holdings occupying the western river valleys and level terrain.

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) program is a broad-based partnership of Wyoming landowners, local communities, conservation districts, sportsman groups, non-governmental organizations, federal and state agencies, and others, whose mission is to address landowner and landscape conservation needs.

Wyoming Activities

  • Wetland restoration, creation, and enhancement
  • Grassland restoration and grazing management
  • Riparian restoration and management
  • River and stream restoration
  • Threatened and endangered species habitat restoration
  • Outreach and education

Upland acres enhanced are primarily grazing systems developed with individual landowners to manage the grassland for wildlife and livestock production. Incentives such as water developments, fencing, cattle guards, etc., are our chief tools of negotiation for developing specific wildlife and livestock use plans.

Wetlands, restored or enhanced, provide habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other waterbirds, while at the same time are providing alternative watering sources for cattle producers.

One of our main focuses for instream restoration is the removal of fish entrainment structures and barriers. In most cases, restoration results in a narrowing and deepening of the existing river channel using instream structures to provide stream stability. Riparian fencing goes hand in hand with stream restoration, as well as grazing systems.

The following criteria are used to select projects in the five priority Focus Areas:

  • Trust species abundance and diversity
  • Private/public ownership patterns
  • Habitat factors
  • Partnership opportunities
  • Threats
  • Tribal trust responsibilities

Contact Wyoming Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Mark Hogan - State Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
170 North First Street
Lander, Wyoming  82520
Phone: (307) 332-8719


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Wyoming

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Related Success Stories for Wyoming Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Buffalo Creek Riparian Buffer Restoration
Agencies, universities, non-profits, and foundations offered cost share and technical assistance for riparian and instream habitat restoration.

Fox Creek Riparian Zone Restoration
Installation of seven miles of fencing and 4,000 cuttings was completed in September, 2003. With the help of six partners, Fox Creek is now protected from trespass cattle and in restoration.

Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan
HCP encourages voluntary creation and management of endangered Karner blue butterfly habitat on private lands through incentives and support.

Phragmites Control on the Rappahannock River
For the sixth consecutive year, landowner and refuge volunteer, Alice Wellford, has led a private/public partnership to control invasive populations of Phragmites on the Rappahannock River.

Restoration Project at Alamatong Wellfield in Morris County
Partners target removal of invasive Russian olive shrub on 600-acre wellfield, a primary water source for over 470,000 Morris County residents and habitat for a variety of birds and insects.

Restoring Shaded Coffee Plantations in Puerto Rico
Project provides incentives and assistance to coffee growers to return “sun” coffee plantations to shade, improving environment and wildlife habitat.

Rice Creek & Battle Creek Watersheds
A project to coordinate resources from all levels of government and non-profit organizations for the common goal of reducing point and non-point water pollution.

Wildlife Habitat Registry
To provide a web mapping tool to facilitate collaboration among wildlife biologist in federal, state, and tribal agencies and among NGO's involved in wildlife habitat projects.