Wyoming Wildlife

A close-up shot of 6 mule deer with snowy mountains in the background.Wyoming has an abundance of wildlife on BLM-managed public lands.  It boasts big game species like elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and pronghorn; predators like coyotes, bobcats and foxes, to the smaller animal like prairie dogs, badgers, and bats. BLM land is home to a variety of migratory and non-migratory birds including raptors like eagles and hawks, as well as many different types of  songbirds. Reptiles and amphibians can also be found on Wyoming BLM public lands in abundance. 

The BLM works closely with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and other partners to monitor and inventory various habitat needs and uses by the diverse wildlife in each area. Each field office is involved in numerous conservation planning efforts. Other ongoing projects include habitat reclamation and restoration following fires and other disturbances, distribution and evaluation of habitats on public lands for potentially imperiled species such as narrow-footed diving beetle (Hygrotus diversipes), Western bumblebee (Bombus occidentalis), white-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) and black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), as well as more common species that warrant special attention and conservation planning, such as mule deer and other big game, bats, raptors, migratory birds, rodents, reptiles and amphibians.  These efforts are invariably accomplished through partnerships with private landowners, state and local representation, and external industries and land users as well as conservation organizations.

A closeup of a pronghorn fawn, which is curled up in long grass.