Wyoming Wildlife TV focuses on non-game species
by Wyoming Game & Fish
November 5, 2008
When most people think about Wyoming’s wildlife, they think about large, charismatic game species—elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer. Wyoming is home to more than 800 species of wildlife, but only about 100 fish and wildlife species are considered game species. The rest are considered non-game, and they are important parts of the state’s diverse ecosystems. This Sunday, Nov. 9, Wyoming Wildlife TV takes an in-depth look at Wyoming’s non-game species, threats facing their habitats, and projects underway to learn more about them.
"Non-game species have become a much more important part of Wyoming’s management efforts," said Eric Keszler, Public Information Officer for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. "Many of these species are important to the state’s economy, because much of the tourism and recreation revenue in Wyoming comes from people who enjoy seeing these species in the wild. Some non-game species are in serious trouble, and potential listing under the Endangered Species Act could have far-reaching effects on the state. We hope that people who watch this show will learn more about the critical role of non-game species in Wyoming, the need to understand more about many of them, and the importance of conserving and restoring their habitats."
Wyoming Wildlife TV is being broadcast through a unique partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and KCWY. It airs every Sunday night at 10:30 on KCWY, Channel 13.
The show can be seen in Cheyenne and Casper on channel 13; Laramie on channel 14, Riverton on channel 30, Sheridan on channel 7, Big Piney on channel 6, and Jackson on channel 2. The station is also carried on many Bresnan, Communicom, and TCT cable systems (check for the channel number in your area) and is on DishTV in the Cheyenne-Scottsbluff areas and the Casper and Riverton areas.