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Green River Region Events


WGFD offering summer camps (day and overnight) to all ages


The WGFD is offering day camps across the state in Sundance, Lander, Cheyenne, Laramie, Green River and Dayton. In addition the WGFD is offering a five day camp for boys and another five day camp for girls at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp (near Dubois, WY) in July. There is also a five-day camp for teachers July 27-July 31 at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp-complete with PTSB credit and UW graduate Credit.

Please click this link to see the poster for Camp Wild for 5th and 6th grade students.

Please click here to see the poster for the CampWILD five day event for 9th and 10th grade students.

Please click here to see the poster for the WGFD Educators Camp


Sweetwater County School District #2 students learn about nature at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Students from all over southwest Wyoming are going out with a bang at the end of their school year by going on a field trip to Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Featured on this page are Monroe and Washington Elementary School students. Students rotated through stations, including fish and macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects), Project Learning Tree activity Birds and Worms to learn about camouflage and limiting factors of migrating birds, a nature scavenger hunt and a nature hike. Thanks to Katie Theule and Tom Koerner at SNWR, parents, bus drivers, school administrators, teachers and all the kids who came out an enjoyed nature in their own backyard.


Game and Fish Commission Meeting and Open House

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission's next meeting is July 18-19 in Rock Springs. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 1675 Sunset Drive, beginning at 9 am. There will also be an open house for the public to meet their local Game and Fish personnel and also get to know their G&F Commissioners. The open house is Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Youth will have the opportunity to win a Lifetime License made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ducks Unlimited and Southwest Muley Fanatics Foundation. Youth who meet residency requirements and are at least ten years of age are eligible to enter the Lifetime License raffle. Food and beverage is also being provided by Ducks Unlimited. There will be games for youth to play while waiting for the Lifetime License raffle and displays featuring wildlife conservation. 
Please click this link to read all of the details.

Click here to view the open house poster


Volunteers needed to build fence to protect historical deer migration

WGFD photo, Lucy Wold: Buck mule deer 

Want to get some great exercise and help protect essential stopover areas for the historical Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration? The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Rock Springs Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management have just the volunteer project for you. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 10, to help erect a steel jack fence at two locations near Farson, Wyoming. Meet at the Wyoming Department of Transportation facility in Farson, Wyo, at 8:00 a.m.

“Two locations totaling some 3,500 feet are planned to receive fence this year,” says WGFD Terrestrial Habitat Biologist Troy Fieseler. “One location is on the east side of Steamboat Mountain and the other is near the Wind River front along the Jack Creek Drainage. Not only do these areas provide critical habitat for mule deer, but also for other big and small game, as well as sage grouse and nongame species. Habitat communities in these areas receive intense use and many are in poor condition. The objective of this project is to use steel jack fence to give these sites some much- needed rest to allow them to heal, so they can once again perform at high levels for animals to use them.”

“Fencing materials for this project are located in Farson, which is where we will meet on the morning of August 10,” Fieseler said. “Materials will be loaded onto trailers and moved to both sites. We are grateful to any and all who are willing to help with this effort and spend their Saturday helping with this habitat improvement project. The fence is made out of 2 3/8 inch tubing and is heavy, requiring lots of manpower, so the more people we have the quicker the fence can be installed. Of course, with this much fence to construct, we will have to complete the project at an additional follow-up work day to completely finish. However, we are hopeful we can get the majority accomplished the first day and that is why we really need volunteers.”

Interested volunteers can sign up via an email to The WGFD will be providing drinks and lunch for all. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water, gloves and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Volunteers will also be required to fill out a volunteer agreement form.


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