wildlife refuges http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Bird Refuge Plans Get Support From BP http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bird-refuge-plans-get-support-bp <p>Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge outside of Casper could see improvements to its Steamboat Lake facilities. BP is funding an initial planning phase that could expand the refuge for both wildlife and the public.</p><p>Director of Science at Audubon Rockies, Alison Holloran, says Steamboat could see more reeds and water flora&nbsp;planted in its shallows to create more habitat for birds. Signs and a viewing platform could be installed as well to allow residents close views of Wyoming's nesting and migratory bird populations.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:10:43 +0000 Jordan Giese 57290 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bird Refuge Plans Get Support From BP Report shows wildlife refuges benefit communities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-shows-wildlife-refuges-benefit-communities <p>According to a new report released by US Fish and Wildlife Services, Wyoming's wildlife refuges may be providing quite a bit of economic benefit to the state.</p><p></p><p>The report looked at nearly one hundred refuges across the country, including the Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuges in Wyoming. The report shows that these refuges brought in nearly half a million dollars to the surrounding area in 2011.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:39:53 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 49705 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report shows wildlife refuges benefit communities