GRASS CREEK, Wyo. -- Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.
A member of the Wyoming Conservation Corps takes a chainsaw to an old fence post Thursday as part of a habitat improvement project organized on the LU Ranch by the Nature Conservancy.
Park County Commissioner Loren Grosskopf slings spools of rusting barbed wire Thursday during a volunteer project on the LU Ranch organized by the Nature Conservancy.
Volunteers roll up strands of rusting barbed wire while dismantling a fence on the LU Ranch on Thursday as part of a habitat-improvement project organized by the Nature Conservancy.
Volunteers take a break near a pile of debris collected Thursday during a fence removal project on the LU Ranch.
Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps study a map of the 200,000-acre project area in Hot Springs County where partners have teamed up with the Nature Conservancy to improve habitat health.
Katherine Thompson, northwest Wyoming program director for the Nature Conservancy, explains the collaboration between her organization, the LU Ranch and other partners who have teamed up to improve habitat across 200,000 acres.
CODY, Wyo. — Improving 200,000 acres of rangeland and 164 miles of perennial streams isn’t an easy task, unless you have a small army of volunteers willing to help and a team of ranchers to make it happen.