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Wyoming IBA Contact

Zach Hutchinson

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.

Please note that the IBA map displayed above and the list below do not include more recently designated IBAs. To request a complete spatial dataset please submit your request hereA summary of recently designated Wyoming IBAs can be downloaded here.

Site Namesort ascending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area Recognized State Big Horn D3, D4ii, D4v
Yellowstone National Park Recognized State Park D3, D5
Wyoming Hereford Ranch Recognized State Laramie D1, D3, D4vii
Thuder Basin National Grasslands Complex (3 IBAs) Recognized State Campbell, Converse, Crook, Niobrara, Weston
The Nature Conservancy, Sweetwater River Project Area Recognized State Fremont D3, D4ii, D4iv, D4v, D5
The Nature Conservancy, Red Canyon Ranch Recognized State Fremont D3, D4ii, D4iv, D4v, D5
Teton Basin Recognized State Teton D1, D3, D4ii, D4v
Tensleep Preserve Recognized State Washakie D1, D3, D4vii
South Park Wildlife Habitat Management Area Recognized State Teton D1, D4ii
Soda Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area Recognized State Sublette D3, D4i, D4ii, D5
Soda Lake Recognized State Natrona D4i, D4ii, D4v
Snowy Range Peaks Recognized State Albany D1, D3, D4vii
Shirely Basin Recognized Global Carbon, Natrona D1, D4vii
Shamrock Hills Raptor Concentration Area Recognized Global Carbon D3, D5
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State Sweetwater D3, D4ii, D4vi
Red Desert Recognized Global Fremont, Sweetwater D1, D3, D4vii
Powder Rim Recognized State Sweetwater D3, D4i, D5
Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State Natrona D4ii, D4iii
Ninemile Draw Recognized Global Fremont D1
Muddy Creek Wetlands Recognized State Carbon D1, D3, D4ii, D4v, D4vii


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