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Trappers Point

  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) are pleased to announce that the recently completed wildlife crossing structures on U.S. Highway 191 west of Pinedale are working as planned and are successfully being used by wildlife. It is estimated that approximately 2,000-3,000 pronghorn and 2,000-2,500 mule deer pass through the well-known Trapper's...

Wildlife and Fisheries

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WYDOT has a full-time wildlife biologist who performs wildlife studies related to transportation. The biologist works directly with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management to ensure that Wyoming's wildlife is protected.


WYDOT's Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative Awards

 

The WYDOT is a three time recipient of FHWA's Exemplary Ecosystem Initiatives award.  The Exemplary Ecosystem Initiatives (EEI) award is given out yearly to State Department of Transportation’s or Federal Lands Highway Division for outstanding commitments to environmental stewardship.
 

Baggs Underpass

 

The Baggs Underpass is about six miles north of Baggs on WYO 789 at reference marker 45. WYDOT's wildlife biologist has been monitoring this underpass since October 2009.
 
Wildlife use and additional pictures are found in the updates below.

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Baggs Photos

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Nugget Canyon Wildlife Underpass

 

Nugget Canyon is located along US 30 between Sage Junction and Kemmerer. The Nugget Canyon wildlife underpass area consists of seven box culverts with 15 miles of wildlife fencing.

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Togwotee Pass Wildlife Structures

Togwotee Pass is located on US 26/287 between Moran Junction and Dubois Wyoming. The project is 38-miles long and consists of five wildlife underpass crossings and four multiuse underpass crossings.


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Trappers Point Wildlife Underpasses and Overpasses

 

The Trappers Point project is located along a 23-mile stretch of US 191 between Pinedale and Bondurant. The project will consist of adding six wildlife underpasses and two wildlife overpasses. The overpasses will be Wyoming's first. Construction will start in 2011 and be completed by fall 2012.
 
 
The pronghorn migration through Trappers Point is mentioned on National Geographic's Web site under Epic Migration Seen "Through Eyes of" Antelope.
 
National Geographic Daily News Article -- Pictures: Overpass Helps Pronghorn Migration
 

Construction Photographs September 2012

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Additional Pictures of Wildlife and Fisheries Structures in Wyoming

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Wildlife and Fisheries

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WYDOT has a full-time wildlife biologist who performs wildlife studies related to transportation. The biologist works directly with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management to ensure that Wyoming's wildlife is protected.


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