The Wyoming Game and Fish Department
has suspended all activities related to
designating ungulate migration corridors
until further notice.
This suspension is in response to a request
WGFD received from the Wyoming County
Commissioners Association, Wyoming Association
of Conservation Districts, Wyoming
Stock Growers Association, Wyoming
Wool Growers Association, Wyoming Farm
Bureau Federation, Wyoming Mining Association
and the Petroleum Association of
As Upper Green River Basin landowners
and residents who watch, admire and work
to protect the longest known pronghorn and
mule deer migrations in the western hemisphere,
we urge the WGFD to continue
migration corridor designation efforts. We
request that WGFD considers hundreds of
comments supportive of migration corridor
designation submitted following six public
forums hosted the state in February.
We also appreciate years of work by the
Wyoming Migration Initiative and its partners
to document these migration corridors.
Millions of dollars and countless volunteer
hours have been spent by organizations and
individuals on wildlife-friendly fencing, conservation
easements, habitat enhancement
and public information campaigns.
Wyoming’s amazing wildlife migrations
are world-class treasures that are centuries
old, yet incredibly fragile. Once lost, these
vital habitats that connect crucial winter and
summer ranges may never recover. While
mule deer and pronghorn populations have
declined by as much as 60 percent over the
last decade, our efforts to protect and preserve
their migrations are more important
We call on all Wyoming wildlife enthusiasts
to write to the Wyoming Game and Fish
Department in support of continued efforts to
designate big game migration corridors. Wyoming’s
wildlife needs our help.
Please write or call with any questions to
[email protected] or 307-367-3670.