Thanks to our friends at the Muley Fanatic Foundation another $10,000 is headed towards I-25 (Kaycee to Buffalo).
Muley Fanatics are making a difference!
A 15-18 mile span of road on I-25 starting just south of Kaycee and north towards Buffalo is a high priority wildlife crossing project for the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.
This is the second most deadly section of interstate in Wyoming for wildlife. On average, 1,841 vehicles traveled this section of interstate daily in 2018. Mule deer are heavily impacted along this stretch of roadway.
Deer currently use the interstate right-of-way and median areas for forage, creating an unsafe environment for deer and vehicles.
This generous gift will help fund fencing to funnel wildlife movements under the interstate using existing structures.
Once completed, this project will allow for safe deer movements across the interstate, increase habitat connectivity and maintain populations and improve traveler safety.
The project is one of the most cost effective in the state, especially considering an interstate crossing, and still boasts long-term solutions for mule deer.
The project is a top five public concern for the Upper Powder River Mule Deer Initiative.
There is buy-in and support for this project by WYDOT, BLM, landowners, Johnson County and numerous stakeholders. To date, 7 agencies and partners, plus multiple landowners, have contributed to this project.
The Muley Fanatic Foundation has made this project one step closer to reality!