A program that uses students to perform a variety of conservation projects will not accept project proposals for the coming summer. A loss of funding will essentially shut down the Wyoming Conservation Corps.
University of Wyoming Spokesman Chad Baldwin says UW does not have the resources to fund the program this year, but they believe they can re-start the program in 2015.
“We will certainly be looking at potential sources of money, but some of it also could include perhaps some internal reorganization, some assessment of staffing,” Baldwin said. “There are a variety of potential fixes out there, I think.”
Baldwin says efforts are in place to try to pay for three crews for this summer.