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Wyoming IBA Contact

Alison Holloran

Wyoming IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 5 5,345,068
State 35 2,933,432
Total 40 8,278,500

The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program is the focal point for Audubon Wyoming's conservation effort. Audubon Wyoming initiated the IBA program in 1999. As of March 2005, 44 IBAs have been identified in Wyoming, encompassing more than nine million acres of public and private lands (16% of the land area of the state). Even more impressive then the amount of land IBAs now encompass across the state is the level of local participation in conservation action on IBAs. With the assistance of many individuals and local Audubon Chapters, conservation efforts have begun on twelve IBAs, involving 14 avian monitoring programs and three habitat restoration projects. In addition to monitoring and restoration projects, IBA Adoption efforts were initiated this year in Wyoming to stimulate local Audubon Chapter participation and stewardship on IBA sites. The IBA Stewardship Adoption Program allows Audubon chapters, bird clubs, and other conservation groups to play a vital role in furthering the goals of the IBA Program and bird conservation in general. By adopting one or more IBAs, local community groups provide much-needed stewardship of the site through recruiting volunteer citizen scientists for monitoring bird populations, and offering educational opportunities to help conserve the sites.

Site Name Status Prioritysort descending Counties IBA Criteria
Shamrock Hills Raptor Concentration Area Recognized Global Carbon D3, D5
Little Sandy Landscape Recognized Global Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater D1, D3, D4vii
Shirely Basin Recognized Global Carbon, Natrona D1, D4vii
Red Desert Recognized Global Fremont, Sweetwater D1, D3, D4vii
Ninemile Draw Recognized Global Fremont D1
Yellowstone National Park Recognized State Park D3, D5
Soda Lake Recognized State Natrona D4i, D4ii, D4v
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State Sweetwater D3, D4ii, D4vi
Bird Island- American White Pelican Nesting Colony Recognized State Carbon D1, D4i
Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area Recognized State Big Horn D3, D4ii, D4v
Powder Rim Recognized State Sweetwater D3, D4i, D5
Jackson Canyon Eagle Roost Recognized State Natrona D1, D4vi
Loch Katrine Wetland Recognized State Park D4ii, D4iii, D4iv
Chapman Bench Recognized State Park D1, D3, D5
Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State Natrona D4ii, D4iii
Breteche Creek Ranch Recognized State Park D1, D5
Edness Kimball Wilkens State Park Recognized State Natrona D1, D3
The Nature Conservancy, Sweetwater River Project Area Recognized State Fremont D3, D4ii, D4iv, D4v, D5
Heart Mountain Recognized State Park D1, D3, D5
The Nature Conservancy, Red Canyon Ranch Recognized State Fremont D3, D4ii, D4iv, D4v, D5

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