Wyoming State Wildlife Action Plan

Wyoming's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is a comprehensive strategy to maintain the health and diversity of wildlife within the state, including reducing the need for future listings under the Endangered Species Act.

Wyoming's SWAP addresses various wildlife and habitat management challenges, the terrestrial habitat types and aquatic basins that cover most of the state, and Wyoming's Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). SGCN are individual species identified within the SWAP which are used to develop conservation strategies and are designated by evaluating trends in population numbers and potential threats. 


SWAPs are coordinated with federal, state, and local agencies; industries; and nonprofit organizations, in addition to having public involvement.   


Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Wyoming is home to over 650 birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish species. Learn more about species of greatest conservation need in Wyoming including the black-footed ferret, Canada lynx, northern long-eared bat, and Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.

2017 Species of Greatest Conservation Need


View the list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need broken down by amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, mammals, mollusks and reptiles.