BLM awards contract for Wildcat Canyon drainage repair

Inflation Reduction Act funding will reduce erosion impacts in Southwest Wyoming

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- The Bureau of Land Management awarded a contract to LCI Trucking and Construction out of Pavillion, Wyoming for $551,111.40 to repair public lands impacted by erosion in southwestern Wyoming near the town of LaBarge.

The contract will re-grade incised channels to re-establish a broad draw with numerous stable micro-channels to reduce stream velocities during high runoff, prevent further upward migration of a deep incised channel, and reduce downstream sediment delivery into the Upper Green River.

This project is expected to be completed this coming fall.

Utilizing funds made available by the Inflation Reduction Act, BLM Wyoming plans to invest $9.9 million dollars over the next five years to reduce sedimentation, erosion and repair habitats in the Greater LaBarge Restoration Landscape in southwestern Wyoming.

BLM recently highlighted the ongoing work in the LaBarge Restoration Landscape in a video called “Nature’s Engineers: The Art of Wetland Restoration with a Beaver’s Blueprint.”

For more information, please contact blm_wy_912@blm.gov or call 307-775-6328.


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Figure 1 - Incised channels to be recontoured using Inflation Reduction Act Funding. Photo Credit Melissa Fisher, BLM.

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Figure 2 - Additional view of the incised channel in Southwestern Wyoming. Photo Credit Melissa Fisher, BLM.