Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Improving Connectivity by Promoting Safe Passage of Ungulates through Dry Piney Wildlife Habitat (WY)
Secure roadway safety for humans and wild animals by constructing a series of crossings, fencing and related improvements near Dry Piney Creek on U.S. Highway 189 in southwest Wyoming. Project will construct 29 miles of fencing to guide wildlife to safe crossings and significantly decrease the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions.

National Audubon Society
Increase Collaboration of Sagebrush Conservation (multiple states)
Strategically coordinate internal and external communication between a wide range of stakeholders committed to improving communications about the sagebrush ecosystem to elevate not only individual efforts but also the larger dialog about the value and need for sagebrush conservation. Project will bring 100 acres of sagebrush habitat under improved management, develop media resources for community stake holders and host field tour events that elevate on-the-ground conservation.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Implement a Radio Telemetry Network in the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert to Monitor Grassland Birds (multiple states)
Implement a collaborative network of automated radio telemetry stations throughout the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert to monitor the annual cycle of grassland birds, including Baird’s sparrow, Sprague’s pipit and chestnut-collared longspur. Project will initiate this effort by holding webinars to recruit and train partners and develop a plan to track grassland birds across the region, install telemetry stations to track focal species, and deploy tags on focal species.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Monitoring Grassland Bird Population Responses to Investments in the Northern Great Plains (MT, ND, NE, SD, WY)
Continue evaluating and quantifying the impacts of NFWF-funded conservation easement and grazing management projects on priority grassland bird species in the Northern Great Plains. Project will compare density, population size, and trend of priority grassland birds between NFWF projects and controls within the Northern Great Plains region.

Sheridan County Weed and Pest
Eradicating Invasive Medusahead and Ventenata Grasses to Conserve Sagebrush Habitat (WY)
Protect sagebrush communities with long-term management of invasive grasses by engaging new communities, ensuring efficient communication across jurisdictional boundaries, and targeting prioritized treatment areas in northeastern Wyoming. Project will eradicate medusahead and ventenata on more than 5,000 acres.

Sublette County Conservation District
Providing Technical Assistance for Landowners to Conduct Mesic Restoration on Working Lands (WY)
Provide tools for landowners to adopt low-tech restoration technologies for mesic habitat restoration and launch a program that delivers funding assistance for project implementation. Project will build resilience and restore critical mesic habitats in semi-arid sagebrush rangelands benefiting both wildlife and livestock on working lands.

The Nature Conservancy
Restoring Mesic Habitat and Providing Technical Assistance for Federal and State Implementers (WY)
Study stream morphology and vegetation changes in response to the installation of beaver dam analogues and rock structures for mesic restoration. Project will install more than 200 structures, bring 1,100 acres under improved management and provide training on mesic structure installation to Federal and State staff implementing these techniques in Wyoming.

Trout Unlimited
Snake River Cutthroat Trout Fish Passage Restoration in Spread Creek — IV (WY)
Support native fisheries conservation by National Forest and National Park Service managers by addressing impacts of irrigation on native fish passage. Project will eliminate entrainment of native fish, including Snake River cutthroat trout and bluehead suckers into the Spread Creek irrigation system and ensure unimpeded migration between the Snake River and upper Spread Creek.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Restoring Habitat and Improving Connectivity in the Thunder Basin Grasslands (WY)
Benefit sage-grouse, pronghorn, and other sagebrush and grassland obligates by addressing encroaching juniper, modifying fences to wildlife friendly specifications, and re-planting native sagebrush on a post-wildfire site within the Thunder Basin Grasslands. Project will restore 600 acres of habitat, improve 12 miles of fencing and conserve eight sage-grouse leks.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Restoring Native Grassland and Sagebrush Habitat to Benefit Ungulates (WY)
Restore native grassland and sagebrush habitat southwestern Wyoming by treating and removing invasive species to benefit ungulate species. Project will improve 19 miles of fencing and restore more than 3,500 acres of habitat.