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Wetlands website launched

 

November 29, 2017



The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the launch of a new website devoted to Wyoming’s wetlands, arguably some of the most used and important habitat for wildlife in the state.

The website is a resource for the public to learn more about Wyoming’s wetland areas, as well as how Game and Fish and its partners are working to conserve them.

“Wyoming’s wetlands make up two percent of the state’s habitat, but at some point, 90 percent of wildlife in Wyoming will rely on wetlands,” Ian Tator said, Game and Fish statewide terrestrial habitat manager. “Game and Fish and our partners want the public to know more about wetlands- both the value for wildlife and the recreational opportunities they offer.”

The website serves as a one-stop location to learn about the designated wetland priority complexes in Wyoming. Through an interactive story map and video, hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts can explore the state’s wetland areas.

“Wetlands offer the public high-quality opportunities for unique wildlife viewing. Wetlands are home to some of the state’s most phenomenal birds--like the trumpeter swan and white-faced ibis,” Noelle Smith, a wetland specialist with Ducks Unlimited said.

The new website also offers guidance for waterfowl hunters and anglers who are looking for places to hunt and fish. These areas are part of Game and Fish’s Wildlife Habitat Management areas.

Additional resources on the website include a lesson plans for educators, activities for families, information for landowners, wetlands research and links to wetland conservation partners.

The Wyoming wetlands website was developed as part of a collaboration between Game and Fish and Ducks Unlimited to further the public engagement in wetlands.

 

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