Sage-grouse group has funding for local West Nile management projects

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-grouse Local Working Group is requesting project proposals for habitat improvements, research, education and West Nile virus management that promote restoration of greater sage-grouse and their habitats within our working group area. The working group has approximately $148,000 available through the Wyoming Sage-grouse Conservation Fund to support projects. Projects will be ranked and funded based on their ability to address the top factors most impacting sage- grouse in Northeastern Wyoming identified in the Northeast Wyoming Sage-grouse Plan Addendum; habitat fragmentation and loss. Projects targeting landscape scale areas located within, or adjacent to, sage-grouse core or connectivity areas supported with matching funds will receive preference. Approved funding must be expended by September 2018. The Wyoming Sage-grouse Conservation Fund is funded through the Wyoming Legislature and the Governor's budget. Project proposals must be submitted on a Wyoming Sage-grouse Conservation Fund Project Proposal Form . Applications must be submitted electronically by close of business June 1, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by July 1, 2016. #dally #news