Trapping Reform in Wyoming

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  • Cody, WY Regional Office Beaver Holding Facility

    The beaver "temporary home" facility to provide a temporary home for relocated beaver families has broken ground in Cody, WY. Organizations like Wyoming Untrapped choose to invest in beaver conservation for the future because we know just how crucial healthy wildlife populations are to the livelihood of our landscape in the years to come. Explore plans for a new asset to beaver conservation in Wyoming, a holding facility, and learn why how a resource like this will be utilized for beavers across Wyoming.
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Join our team in continuing our public outreach and education!

It’s the time of year when we reflect on our busy spring and summer seasons. The WU team spent much time speaking with community members this season and working to educate on the issues driving our mission. From putting on Trap Release Workshops to hosting booths at public outreach events and continuing our education programs, we’ve had a busy 2023. Your continued support ensures a future of safe public lands for people, pets, and our wild neighbors, where inhumane trapping is unimaginable. Thank you!

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Our Programs

Our Beaver Dam Cam reveals why beavers are keystone species, meaning they create habitat necessary for other species’ survival. Unfortunately, beavers are trapped and killed for recreation or because they are considered a nuisance. The removal of beavers from the landscape negatively impacts many other plants, wildlife, and fish species.

Beaver Dam Cam
Snare Aware Wyoming
Beavers: Eco-Engineers
Engagement Through Film

Awareness Through Art
Bobcat Economic Value Study
UNtrap Packs — Pet Release Tool Kit
Trap Release Workshop

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Best of Jackson Hole 2022

Each year the Jackson Hole community votes to recognize the best businesses, organizations, and individuals. We’re honored to have won bronze for the Best Nonprofit in the valley through Best of Jackson Hole. Thank you!

Bobcat Economic Value Study

What is a Yellowstone Bobcat Worth? $308K!

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Wyoming Trapping Incidents

Tens of thousands of animals are trapped and snared in Wyoming every single year! Many are unreported.

These numbers represent only the trapped animals reported by less than 30% of trappers in Wyoming from 2008 to 2022. For every trap, we believe one to three non-target animals may be trapped. Every animal and bird of prey is a possible victim.















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