Wyoming Forest Legacy Projects


Phases 1 and 2

Completed: December 2014 and December 2021

Wyoming’s first Forest Legacy Project conserves a vital elk migration corridor; other important wildlife habitat, including bald eagle nesting areas, scenic values and maintains working ranch and forest lands. The project area, part of the Lower Snake River Ranch, connects National Forest lands, Snake River Ranch lands previously conserved by Jackson Hole Land Trust easements and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s South Park Elk Feeding Ground.

Project partners include the Jackson Hole Land Trust, U.S. Forest Service, Snake River Ranch, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Funding was provided through the Forest Legacy Program and the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust. The Resor Family, which owns the property and operates it as part of the Snake River Ranch, donated the remainder of the value of the conservation easement.


Completed: March 2020

This Wyoming Forest Legacy Projects conserves important wildlife habitat and scenic value within the Black Hills in Crook County while also maintaining working forestland and range.  This projects connects adjacent National Forest lands and Wyoming State Trust Lands, providing additional public access in the area.