Willow Lake Pasture

The property offers excellent conservation value in its inherent open space, wildlife habitat, and agricultural heritage. The open sagebrush steppe of the Property has historically supported the integrity of ranching operations in Sublette County and is part of the frame of view of the majestic Wind River Mountains from US Hwy 191. The unique glacial moraine topography offers cover and vegetative diversity to support a wide range of wildlife. The Property contains ephemeral pothole wetlands which are oases in the surrounding sagebrush sea. The location of the Property further provides resilience to wildlife by providing connectivity to both federal and State public lands and landscape permeability for seasonal migrations.

Total Acreage

605

County

Sublette

Decade acquired

2010

Conservation Values

Agricultural, Scenic, Wildlife

Wildlife habitat

Greater Sage-Grouse, Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Amphibian

Wildlife Migration Routes

MULE DEER

Habitat type (general)

Wetland, Sagebrush Shrubland, Riparian,

Public Acccess

N/A

Year Protected

2019

Transfer Date

N/A

Fee Ownership

No

Program

GRVP

Service Area

Green River Valley Program

Watershed/Drainage

Green River

Cultural

N/A

Cultural Historical

N/A

Partnership

Funding

Partnership/Funding

NRCS – Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (Agricultural Land Easements), Wyoming Governor's Big Game License Coalition, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust

Working Lands

Yes

Community

N/A