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Diamondville Fish Pond Dedication

Diamondville Fish Pond and Sign dedication Saturday, September 21, 2019. 
Left to right: Lucy Wold, Thorma Barrette, David Waldgren, Jake Parks, Charlene Smith, Mayor Mark Langley and Susan Hunzie.

Charlene Smith and Pete Smith

A big thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather and attended the dedication of the Diamondville Fish Pond on Saturday, September 21. The event was an informal get together to celebrate another fun recreational resource for the local communities. Thanks to local artist and teacher Jake Parks for his artwork.

The pond was originally a sewer lagoon, and had not been used as such for many years.  Somewhere around 2003 Susan Hunzie out forth the idea of making it a public fishing pond.  She contacted Game and Fish and  hooked up with the supervisor of the Daniel Fish Hatchery, George Gunn. Gunn took water samples, checked habitat quality and water supply, and even managed to find a fish for necropsy.  Gunn determined that the pond would support fish and agreed to stock the pond.  The first stocking was done somewhere around 2007 and has been done yearly ever since.  The last stocking was on June 19, 2019 and consisted of 210 Snake River Cutthroat trout.

Thanks to the help from town workers like Chuck Smith and David Waldgren, small improvements were made over the years, but there was never a sign to recognize the pond. Sometime around 2000, The Diamondville Museum Committee was raising money for the purpose of creating a museum. The museum never came to be and the committee used the funds for a historical marker in Miner’s Park.  They still had some money left over and decided to use it for a sign signifying the cooperative project between the Town of Diamondville and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Thanks to Susan Hunzie and all of the city council folks who helped make this fishing pond a reality!


Buckboard Marina Pup-ulation Control Fishing Contest

WGFD Photo, Lucy Wold
A very happy little boy fishes through the ice on the Gorge.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir
November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Hosted by Buckboard Marina at Flaming Gorge LLC

As of February 9, 2020, 8 tagged fish have been caught.


Burbot Bash

WGFD Photo: Lucy Wold
Happy Burbot Bash 2019 angler

Burbot Bash
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
January 24 to January 26, 2020
Hosted by Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce
2020 Burbot Bash

2020 Burbot Bash Recap: In late January workers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Utah Division of Natural Resources put out 51 tags for the Burbot Bash. During the recent derby, 5 tags were recaptured. Most tags were from previous years. This year's event had nearly 800 participants and 225 teams. Anglers also set a new record for number of fish removed during the event; 5,565 Burbot. The largest Burbot caught was 34.6 inches and 7.71 pounds.  The smallest was 4.3 inches and 0.02 pounds.



Project WILD Workshop a success!

WGFD Photo, Lucy Wold: National Bighorn Sheep Center Director Sara Domek works with her "team" to create a creature that will be camouflaged and able to survive outside in the Center grounds.

Thanks to a generous grant, local donations and support from the National Bighorn Sheep Center, Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Project WILD, Opportunity Shop and Coyote Blue Coffee Shop and Deli a workshop was held to highlight bighorn sheep and other wildlife sharing the same ecosystem at the Headwaters Conference Center in Dubois. Other topics explored were habitat, camouflage, invasive species, hunting as a management tool, wildlife poetry and carrying capacity.

Photos below capture just how much fun these educators had. Fun with a purpose!

Educators received .5 Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) continuing education credit and three WILD guides. If you or your organization would like more information on Project WILD please contact Hazel Scharosch at 307-377-0039, Ashley Leonard at 307-777-4535, or Lucy Wold at 307-870-8528.



Williams donates $10,000 to Wyoming Project WILD

Photo on left, left to right: Kristy Stoll (Williams), Lucy Diggins-Wold WY Project WILD and Brian Taylor (Williams) in Green River, Wyoming. Photo on right: Students at the White Mountain Library Summer Library Program playing Oh Deer from Project WILD.

Energy company Williams donated $10,000 to Wyoming Project Wild for conservation education.

“Williams is pleased to support Project Wild,” said Brian Taylor, Sr. Project Manager for Williams. “Wyoming is a beautiful place to live and work, and we’re proud to contribute to that with this gift.”

Project WILD is a national award-winning resource and environmental education curricula focusing on wildlife. The inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum meets NGSS and STEM for science, social studies, and language arts, are cross-curricular, and adaptable for grades K-12.  Project WILD has been in the business of teaching students how to think and not what to think about their natural world since 1983!

The donation will provide funding for workshops, manuals and wildlife education outreach efforts in Wyoming for all ages; for formal classroom and nontraditional teachers. 

Click on this link for more information on Wyoming Project WILD and education programs provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 

Educators instrested in attending a Project WILD workshop may call Wyoming Co-Coordinators 

Hazel Scharosch 307-377-0039

Lucy Diggins-Wold 307-870-8528


LaBarge Ding the Ling

WGFD Photo, Lucy Wold
 Green River Fisheries Supervisor Robert Keith scans a caught burbot for PIT tags at a previous Ding the Ling Derby.

LaBarge Ding the Ling
Fontenelle Reservoir
February 7-9, 2020
Hosted by the LaBarge Activities Committee
2020 LaBarge Ding the Ling


Kemmerer Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby

2020 Kemmerer Lion's Club Ice Fishing Derby
Lake Viva Naughton
Hosted by the Kemmerer Lion's Club
February 15 and 16, 2020


Natural Science Educator Workshop complete with fun and PTSB Credit.

Saturday, April 18, 8am-5pm, Green River Region Wyoming Game and Fish Office, 351 Astle Avenue, Green River. ONLY $10! Our normal $25 workshop fee is being waived due to a generous donation from Williams energy company. Includes three curriculum guides, activity materials, & snacks. The guides are jam-packed with exciting, ready-to-use activities, fully indexed and cross-referenced by subject matter, grade level, time requirements, skills, etc. Workshop limited to 35 participants. PTSB credit (.5 hr) is free.

A fun, hands-on workshop featuring the award-winning curricula of Project WILD. This is a great opportunity to obtain training and manuals for this outstanding educational program in a single workshop. Project WILD curriculum focuses on wildlife and wildlife habitats. The inquiry-based curricula meet CCSS for science, social studies, and language arts; are cross-curricular, and adaptable for grades K-12. Teachers, substitute teachers, non-formal educators, home-schoolers, youth group leaders, and anyone wanting to bring the environment into their classroom is welcome and encouraged to attend. (For background information on Project WILD visit:

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