Wyoming Ranch Wetland Delineation
- Client: Private landowner
- Date: November, 2021 – December, 2021
- Project Type: Wetland Delineation and report development, noxious weed management, ecological restoration, wildlife management
- Info: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted Blue Mountain to perform a wetland delineation and report for a 500-acre ranch with extensive wetlands, including a large fen. Research and guidelines pertaining to fish habitat, beaver management, noxious weed management and ecological restoration were provided.
Blue Mountain Environmental was contracted by a private ranch in southern Wyoming to address wetland permitting questions and cast light on a variety of other management issues. The 500-acre ranch contained the confluence of two streams with expansive lentic and lotic wetlands as well as a large fen. The new owners desired a trail network for fishing access and cycling. They had a variety of questions pertaining to beaver management, fish habitat, ACOE wetland permit requirements, weed management and trail restoration.
The BMEC team delineated wetlands along proposed trail alignments in accordance with the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Arid West Region (Version 2.0) (https://www.usace.army.mil/) and prepared a wetland delineation report. We held numerous conversations with the landowner to better understand their needs. Our staff conducted extensive research with Wyoming Fish and Game, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations. We provided findings, recommendations and supporting literature in brief memos pertaining to fish habitat, beaver management, ecological restoration and noxious weed management.