Wind River Rookery

Wind River Rookery

The Property represents a high-quality mosaic of native vegetative cover-types and working agricultural lands in the upper Wind River drainage. Due to its location among other conservation easement properties, state and federal tracts, and WGFC Wildlife Management Areas, the Property contributes to the conservation values that boost ecological functionality and connectivity with the Dubois Badlands, the Wind River riparian corridor, and the northern front of the Wind River Range. This connectivity is of particular importance for a core population of Wyoming’s bighorn sheep, which live in the nearby Whiskey Basin, Dubois Badlands, and Spence & Moriarity wildlife habitat management areas. Active working lands that provide designated crucial habitats for mule deer, and pronghorn antelope, and are important wintering habitat for elk and moose. Highly visible to the public from US Highway 26 and nearby public lands and access easement areas, and a portion of the Property offers walk-in fishing opportunities for anglers.

Total Acreage

69

County

Fremont

Decade acquired

2020

Conservation Values

Agricultural, Scenic, Wildlife

Wildlife habitat

Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Amphibian

Wildlife Migration Routes

N/A

Habitat type (general)

Sagebrush Shrubland, Mountain Tall Shrub, Riparian

Public Acccess

N/A

Year Protected

2020

Transfer Date

N/A

Fee Ownership

No

Program

JHLT

Service Area

Wind River Program

Watershed/Drainage

Wind River

Cultural

N/A

Cultural Historical

N/A

Partnership

Funding

Partnership/Funding

NRCS – Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (Agricultural Land Easements), Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust

Working Lands

Yes

Community

N/A