Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trustlast updated: November 2016

The Wyoming Legislature created the Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust in 2005 to enhance and conserve wildlife habitat and natural resource values throughout the state. Any project designed to improve wildlife habitat or natural resource values is eligible for funding.

Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust funding is available for a wide variety of projects throughout the state, including natural resource programs of other agencies. Some examples include the following:

  • Projects that improve or maintain existing terrestrial habitat necessary to maintain optimum wildlife populations may include grassland restoration, changes in management, prescribed fire, or treatment of invasive plants.
  • Preservation of open space by purchase or acquisition of development rights, contractual obligations, or other means of maintaining open space.
  • Preservation of open space by purchase or acquisition of development rights, contractual obligations, or other means of maintaining open space.
  • Acquisition of terrestrial or aquatic habitat when existing habitat is determined crucial/critical, or is present in minimal amounts, and acquisition presents the necessary factor in attaining or preserving desired wildlife or fish population levels.
  • Mitigation of impacts detrimental to wildlife habitat, the environment and the multiple use of renewable natural resources, or mitigation of conflicts and reduction of potential for disease transmission between wildlife and domestic livestock.

How to Apply
Visit the WNRT website for guidelines to apply. The Board may grant funds only to non-profit and governmental organizations, but may participate with for-profit entities to enhance wildlife habitat, the environment, and Wyoming's natural resource heritage provided there is no allocation of financial resources to any for-profit entity.

Projects will be funded twice annually, with funds made available for approved projects in July and January. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, but need to be submitted at least ninety (90) days prior to the next funding cycle. Application deadlines are March 1 and September 1 annually.


Contact Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust


2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 1st Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: 307-777-8024

 

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Statewide service provider in:
  • Wyoming

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