“This is an amazing group of volunteers who invested their own time, money and equipment to help wildlife,” says Willow Hibbs, Douglas wildlife habitat biologist for the Game and Fish. “I have never seen a group of people so dedicated to helping out.”
Over 500 chokecherry trees were recently planted on state land just north of Manville in the Hat Creek Breaks. These trees will mature in a few years and provide nutritious fruit for turkeys and songbirds and quality browse for deer. The area is publicly accessible state land north of Manville and is used by the public for a variety of hunting opportunities.
"Once these chokecherries are successfully established, they may serve as a source for additional growth of chokecherries in the local area,” adds Hibbs.
“It is these partnerships that the Game and Fish really values because they help with on the ground projects that directly affect wildlife. The amount of time these two groups donated should be applauded, and we really appreciate their passion for wildlife,” says Justin Binfet, Casper wildlife management coordinator.
Again, Game and Fish would like to thank the volunteers and their organizations for their strong support, as well as for the time and materials used to implement this project.