Preservation Continues in the "Serengeti of the West"
Read the news story of rancher Pam Chrisman, whose family settled in Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin a hundred years ago. Chrisman completed a voluntary conservation easement to permanently protect 1500 acres of prime ranching and wildlife habitat. Her efforts to keep ranching viable and her land intact are part of a terrific success story. Sage Grouse Initiative funds were a key part of the collective funding made possible by partnerships.
Excerpt from Casper Star-Tribune article:
The Upper Green River Basin has been called the "Serengeti of the West." It is home to the highest concentration of Shiras moose in the nation and has highly productive year-round sage grouse habitat. It includes the "Path of the Pronghorn," the longest land mammal migration route in the continental United States and winters more than 100,000 moose, elk, mule deer and pronghorn, said Luke Lynch, Wyoming state director for The Conservation Fund.