Working closely with local ranchers along
the front range of the Laramie Mountains, several miles of riparian habitat has been
protected for the endangered Prebles meadow jumping mouse.
Wyoming Partners has focused on wetland and
upland restoration on the Buford Foundation property near Centennial, Wyoming.
Historically, these wetlands were habitat to Wyoming toads (endangered) and boreal toads
(candidate) and were the only locations containing both species. Wyoming Partners worked
with The Nature Conservancy and Natural Resources Conservation Service to restore the
wetlands and protect them with a long-term lease. Porter Lake was dry and Hardigan Lake
was partially drained. Working cooperatively with the Buford Foundation, Wyoming Partners
successfully restored both lakes to near former levels. The wetland sites on the
properties were improved for potential toad reintroductions through releases from captive
Porter Lake, a 50-acre restored
wetland in Albany County.