Platte Valley

Local Area Working Group

Designated Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor Map.pdf

ABOUT

In late fall 2020, Governor Gordon appointed eight members to the Platte Valley Mule Deer Local Area Working Group in consultation with the Carbon County Commission. The charge for this group was to review the effectiveness of the existing designation of the Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor to make recommendations about additional opportunities for conservation as well as to examine the impacts of all restrictions on development and use of lands encompassed in the designated corridor.

It was a limited-duration working group that met six times over the course of Winter 2020-21. At the culmination of the process, the group summarized its recommendations for Governor Gordon's consideration in a final report (see below).

Platte Valley Migration Corridor Local Area Working Group members:

Local Government -- Carbon County Commissioner John Espy

Agriculture -- Diana Berger and Chris Williams

Industry -- Kara Choquette and Pete Obermueller

Wildlife/conservation/hunting -- Joe Parsons and David Willms

Motorized recreation -- Ed Glode

Final Report to Governor Gordon

Submitted to the governor on March 22, 2021

PV Local Working Group_Draft Recommendations_032221_FINAL.pdf
Platte Valley LAWG_Governors Charge_11.30.20.pdf

MEETINGS

All meetings were open to the public and held remotely.

Notes & recordings

Meeting #1: December 11, 2020

Meeting #2: Friday, January 8, 2021

Meeting #3: Friday, January 22, 2021

Meeting #4: Friday, February 5, 2021

Meeting #5: Friday, February 19, 2021

Meeting #6: Friday, March 5th


WORKING GROUP MATERIALS


Information from January 8th meeting:


Information from January 22nd meeting:


Information from February 5th meeting:

RESOURCES

Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor Draft Biological Risk and Opportunity Assessment

The public's deadline to comment closed January 15, 2020. The Working Group's review of the assessment is summarized in the Final Report.


Websites:

WGFD Website (maps, mapping tool, basic info on migration, wildlife crossing information)

WGFD Mapping Tool

Wyoming's Wildlife and Roadways Initiative

Key policy documents:

WGFD Commission Approved Ungulate Migration Corridor Strategy

Executive Order WGFD/WGFC Flow Chart for Identification and Designation Process

WGFD Threat Evaluation Worksheet

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Click the link to access the Google Drive with public comments:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J8OphfYWoO3dI03bY7WKtPuxn5Bd7Imn?usp=sharing