Wyoming Partners

WHF: Wyoming Honor Farm
Supporting native plants for Sage-grouse habitat

Growing 25,000 native plants for Sage-grouse habitat, including Wyoming Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) and Silver Sage (Artemisia cana).

  • A partnership between Institute for Applied Ecology, Wyoming Department of Corrections, and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality - Abandoned Mine Lands (DEQ-AML)
  • WHF is located in Riverton Wyoming, and is a minimum security facility.
  • Wyoming joined the Sagebrush in Prisons Project in 2019.
  • A shade house structure was constructed by DOC to grow and house the sagebrush.
  • Some of the sagebrush from WHF will be planted to restore abandoned mine lands on BLM land by Lander Middle School students (AMLs).


SPP Media Coverage and News Stories in Wyoming

10/01/19: County 17 News: DEQ, BLM partner with organizations to restore sagebrush ecosystem

9/27/19: Wyoming Public Media: Regrowing the West: Inmates employ new strategy to revitalize sagebrush

9/26/19: Wyoming DEQ: Restoring the sagebrush ecosystem: Wyoming Honor Farm

11/14/17 KTWO News in Lander, Wyoming, features students planting out sagebrush grown in our Utah facility.

11/13/17 Gillette, WY News Record features these Sagebrush in Prisons plants planted by middle school children.