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Wyoming National Guard to assist with road repairs at Wick/Beumee WHMA

LARAMIE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is teaming up with the Wyoming National Guard to improve roads at the Wick/Beumee Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) near Arlington.

The 133rd Engineer Company of the Wyoming National Guard is based in Laramie and Rock Springs and is an Engineer Support Company that can accomplish a wide array of earthmoving and vertical construction projects. The 133rd Engineer Company will improve existing road structures and improve public safety on the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned Wick/Beumee WHMA. In return, the project will provide valuable work training for the soldiers. “This is a win-win situation for all the parties involved,” said Jerry Cowles, Habitat and Access Supervisor for the Game and Fish Department’s Laramie Region.

Work will begin in mid-May. The property will remain open during the project. Signs will be posted to notify visitors of the construction work, and sportsmen are urged to use caution around the heavy equipment.

The goal of the 133rd Engineer Company is to provide relevant, ready, trained forces to accomplish both State and Federal missions. Most recently, the unit completed a renovation of the Laramie Rifle Range, and two projects on Joint Training Site Camp Guernsey.

“We are looking forward to working with the soldiers with the 133rd Engineer Company,” Cowles said. “It’s a great opportunity for our organizations to work together for the benefit of the soldiers, wildlife and sportsmen.”

Anyone with questions about the project can contact Jerry Cowles at the Laramie Game and Fish office at (307) 745-5180 ext. 248.