PINEDALE, Wyo. – The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) recently pledged $50,000 for the Green River Valley Land Trust’s (GRVLT) Corridor Conservation Campaign (CCC). Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Foundation works to restore, improve and protect mule deer habitat, all of which result in self-sustaining, healthy, free-ranging and huntable mule deer populations.
“One of MDF’s main goals is to encourage and support responsible wildlife management with private landowners,” said Miles Moretti, President/CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation. Moretti continued, “Because of that, we’re looking forward to supporting a project that will benefit Sublette County’s unparalleled mule deer population and recognizes the critical role that private lands play in their migration from summer to winter range. It’s also important that the project lets landowners choose whether they want to take advantage of the available resources.”
GRVLT’s CCC seeks to connect the working lands and wildlife habitat that makes Sublette County—and Wyoming—unique. The grant will be used to assist the GRVLT in providing the cost-free wildlife-friendly fencing modifications to local landowners in a portion of the pronghorn migration route between the Forest Service boundary and Trapper’s Point. Fencing work is already underway in the Upper Green River Valley.
GRVLT’s Executive Director, Lara Ryan, is excited about how the CCC has developed thus far. “In less than five months we’ve moved from conception to on the ground results,” said Ryan, adding “The support we’ve received from the community, our partners, and a broad range of organizations has really kept the momentum going.”
If you’re interested in learning more or participating in the project, please contact Jordan Vana at (307) 367-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Mule Deer Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.muledeer.org .
About MDF (www.muledeer.org )
The Mule Deer Foundation is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization, with over 12,000 members. MDF’s mission is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitats. MDF is dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer habitat (including land and easement acquisitions) resulting in self-sustaining, healthy, free ranging and hunt-able deer populations; encouraging and supporting responsible wildlife management with government agencies, private organizations and landowners; promoting public education and scientific research related to mule deer and wildlife management; supporting and encouraging responsible and ethical behavior and awareness of issues among those whose actions affect mule deer; and acknowledging regulated hunting as a viable component of mule deer and black-tailed deer conservation. For information about the Mule Deer Foundation please call 888-375-DEER (3337).
About GRVLT (www.grvlandtrust.org )
The Green River Valley Land Trust is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting landowning families of the area in the conservation of agricultural, ranch, and natural lands in order to sustain and protect open spaces, watersheds, wildlife habitat, and other ecological values for today’s inhabitants and as a legacy for future generations. Since 2000, the Land Trust has worked with more than 40 families to conserve nearly 24,000 acres of working ranchland, wildlife habitat and open space in Sublette County.