Elk NetworkWyoming Burn to Benefit Deer, Elk, Other Critters

Conservation | July 18, 2018

A multi-year prescribed burn project in west-central Wyoming will enhance more than 30,000 acres of habitat for mule deer, elk and other wildlife. According to Wyo4News, a Bureau of Land Management crew recently completed a 400-acre prescribed burn on the east slope of Wyoming Range near LaBarge.

The work is taking place as part of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Habitat Project. It is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees in order to rejuvenate aspen stands.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is one of a number of partners providing funding for the effort.

(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)