Wyoming State Forestry Division participates in Great Open Spaces Project

The NWTF and the Wyoming State Forestry Division worked in Oak Creek and Crook Counties, Wyoming, part of NWTF’s Great Open Spaces Focal Region.

The 243-acres of commercial timber harvest provided many beneficial forestry elements including resistance to insect infestation, decreased fuel loads to prevent wildfires and increased age-class diversity among trees for long-term forest health.

The project also helped with removal of encroaching pine, which allowed more light to penetrate to the forest floor, improving understory vegetation and nesting for wild turkeys. White-tailed deer, mule deer and elk also benefitted from the project.

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