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Final funding secured for $3.8M Buffalo to Kaycee wildlife crossing project on I-25

(Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission held a meeting in Riverton this week in which the commission allocated $500,000 toward a Buffalo to Kaycee wildlife crossing project on Interstate 25.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said on Wednesday that the $500,000 allocated by the commission ensures full funding for the overall $3.8 million project. Funding for the overall project has been provided by 17 different sources, including money provided by local governments, partner organizations and donations from members of the public.

The wildlife crossing project will involve adding fencing and underpasses to reduce vehicle collisions with mule and white-tailed deer on a 15-mile stretch of I-25 between Kaycee and Buffalo.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has supported this project — including private and public donors, Johnson County and private landowners,” Game and Fish Deputy Director of External Operations Angi Bruce said. “This stretch of I-25 has the second-highest vehicle–wildlife collision rate in the state, and we’re eager to start work to make a difference for the safety of people and wildlife.”