What is the value of a bobcat in $?

Wyoming Untrapped has partnered with Panthera, an organization focused on the preservation of felines worldwide, to quantify the economic value of a single bobcat to the economy of Wyoming and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  The study published in June of 2017 in Biodiversity and Conservation details the methods and outcomes of this joint project.  Click below to read more about the study and our efforts to reform the bobcat trapping laws in Wyoming.

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Beaver Awareness Project:

Wetlands Restoration and Youth Science Education

Historically beavers have been nearly extirpated around Jackson Hole as trappers forged westward and harvested the animals for pelts.  Grazing has also had a significant impact on the wetlands of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Beavers are a species that can be reintroduced to areas in order to create more wetlands and enhance already existing wetlands.  This project brings together many different community partners in order to re-establish beaver populations in the Bridger-Teton National Forest while at the same time raising awareness of the ecological importance of beavers to the public.

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Trap Release Workshops

In order to bring about awareness of the dangers that traps pose to pets and people on public trails, Wyoming Untrapped hosts pet safety trap-release workshops statewide.  These workshops teach people about the specific laws and regulations regarding trapping in Wyoming and give participants hands-on experience working with a variety of traps in order to save their pets if ever caught.  With traps allowed on nearly all public trails in Wyoming, these workshops provide the necessary information to save pets’ lives.