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Welcome Phil Damm, Baggs Wildlife Biologist

Baggs Wildlife Biologists Phil Damm has been on the job since the beginning of 2019 and is ready to go for the 2019 hunting seasons. Welcome to Phil and his family!


Cokeville Game Warden Neil Hymas racks up 40 years of service!

 

Cokeville Game Warden Neil Hymas reached a milestone this month, achieving his 40 year service award. Hymas, in above photo on the left, has worked tirelessly during his career to conserve wildlife and serve people. Among many of his accomplishments during his career was his assistance with the many mule deer research projects going on in the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Herd. Great job, Neil-GF 36!


Southwest Wyoming students attend Camp WILD at the Green River Region Office

Thanks to a donation to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department from the Southwest Muley Fanatics Foundation area students were able to attend Camp WILD without breaking the bank! Students will spend three days learning about their natural environment, wildlife management, careers in the WGFD, archery and much, much more! Thanks to WGFD Cheyenne education staff members Katie Simpson, Seth Anderson and Hannah Dierenzo for helping students learn about wildlife. Green River Region staff also participated in the camp to highlight what they do in their daily wildlife jobs and some of the new technologies biologists are using to monitor wildlife populations.






Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson Receives Awards

Congratulations to Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson for her Green River Region Peer Recognition Award! Olson also received her 15 year service award after coming to Wyoming from Utah, where she worked as a conservation officer. Olson is known for her dedication, tireless work ethic, being a team player and she and her family are important members of their community. Her supervisor regional wildlife supervisor Todd Graham presented Olson with the awards June 17.

Snake and lizard surveys taking place around the region.

Photos: Lucy Wold, WGFD
WGFD Herpetological Coordinator Wendy Estes-Zumpf and her crew, Andy Gygli, Bryna Daykin and Kelsie Buxbaum, conducting snake and lizard research in southwest Wyoming. 

 


Yes. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department manages over 800 species of wildlife, including snakes and lizards! Because these herps are an important part of the local ecology and all living things are connected, their population, biology and movements are monitored. Please be cautious of snakes when you are out and about in the desert country. You don't need to be afraid of snakes, but you do need to have a healthy respect for them. They live in rock outcroppings with sagebrush vegetation and they eat lizards, small mammals and birds. They have already emerged from their winter dens. Their venom is very poisonous. Keep a close watch on your pets, too. 
Click the video below to see how the snake gets from the bucket into a tube safely so that the crew may collect biological data.







Green River Wildlife Supervisor Todd Graham (right) and Green River Information and Education Specialist Lucy Diggins-Wold assist with the snake surveys. Can you guess who is having the most fun? :) 
 

Wyoming BioBlitz a Success

  
 
The 2019 BioBlitz was held at Bear River State Park, Saturday, June 8. Biologists, families and wildlife watchers gathered together to learn about area wildlife. The BioBlitz is a free, one of a kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers to learn about plants and wildlife and help scientists survey them.During this weekend-long event, participants teamed up with biologists to search for and document as many plants and animals as possible withing Bear River State Park. rockies.audubon.org/naturalist/bioblitz

 
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