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Green River access and fish habitat improvement project to begin August 9

(Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A project to improve access and fish habitat on the Green River about 12 miles west of Pinedale is expected to begin on Monday, August 9, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The project involves improving boat access at the Daniel Public Access Area and enhancing fish habitat on about 1,800 feet of the Green River in the area.

The two-week project is not expected to lead to any public access closures. However, Game and Fish said that construction will be occurring on weekdays and that anglers and other river users may experience delays due to in-stream work that is part of the project.

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“There also may be slightly elevated sediment loads in the river downstream of the project with heavy equipment working in the river or along the banks,” Game and Fish said. “While the river access will not be closed, river users will be asked to park on along the road (Pape Road) on August 9, 10, and 11 to accommodate crews working on the parking area at the Public Access Area.”

The project involves improving the boat ramp and adding a variety of stream structures using wood and rock.

“These structures will reduce bank erosion and provide hiding cover for fish,” Game and Fish said. “These habitat enhancements are designed to hold more fish in the reach, improving the fishing for both boat and bank anglers.”

“For more information about the project, please contact Wyoming Game and Fish Pinedale Habitat Biologist Luke Schultz at 307-367-4353.”