Agencies create plan to improve Platte Valley habitat


Liz Wood

Vegetation treatments that include prescribed burns, fence conversion and springs development are planned to help the mule deer habitat in the Platte Valley. Wildlife organizations are collaborating to increase the mule deer population.

Members of different wildlife organizations met to discuss present and future projects at the Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) meeting Thursday.

The meeting, held at the Platte Valley Community Center, started off with brief introductions from Jim States, of Voices of the Valley, and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wildlife Biologist (WGFD) Katie Cheesbrough, who served as the meeting's facilitator. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District (SERCD) and Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) spoke ab...

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