Residential Development Competes with Wildlife Habitat

Wyoming – Representatives of the regional Game and Fish Department say one of the most critical issues in southeastern Wyoming is the availability of winter range. Elk, mule deer and pronghorn rely on low-elevation open land, where the wind blows snow off the ground giving them access to food and shelter in the harsh winters. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports it is the same land that's often sought for housing developments.