Starting in 2014 WDH entered into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy where we were given exclusive access to a piece of land adjacent to Heart Mountain. WDH may make habitat improvements on the property and is allowed to use the land for our future hunts. Since then we have had several work days on the property and 2015 was our first deer hunt where both hunters filled their tags. This partnership with The Nature Conservancy grew to include the Eaglenest Creek Habitat Enhancement Project which includes installing tree revetments along eroded bends in the creek and planting native trees and shrubs along the creek area. Some of the tree planting and stabilizing was done with the help of interns in The Conservancy LEAF (Leadership in Environmental Action for the Future) program. This program is for junior and senior high school students from urban areas. This year the LEAF youth were from Los Angeles, CA and Tacoma, WA. The July 2015 work day for putting the tree revetments in place also included the help of volunteers from North West College, The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Game and Fish and Wyoming Disabled Hunters. We are hoping these improvements will accelerate plant recovery and create an environment that will attract deer into the area which will provide an excellent opportunity for our hunters to harvest deer. This is a 3 year project and funding has been provided by Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Wyoming Outdoorsmen, Bow Hunters of Wyoming, The Nature Conservancy and Wyoming Disabled Hunters.
Tire Clean up with LEAF kids