Industry, county governments question and contest ‘Path of the Pronghorn’ protections

A Sublette Herd pronghorn sizes up an intruder in its habitat within the confines of Jonah Energy’s Normally Pressured Lance gas field in August 2023. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

Comments suggest adding protections to Wyoming’s longest-studied major ungulate migration won’t happen without a political fight.

Wyoming wildlife officials will face immense political pressure if they proceed with a plan to designate the migration corridors the Sublette Pronghorn Herd relies on to survive. Based on the track record of Wyoming’s migration policy, it’s unclear how much effect designating the route commonly called the “Path of the Pronghorn” would have on safeguarding the acreage that tens of thousands of Green River Basin pronghorn move through seasonally.

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