A man who lives in a remote mountain region in southwest Wyoming may have saved more than 200 endangered and threatened species by restoring them to the earth.
The Wyoming Department of Fish and Game says Robert Wolcen started by planting trees and shrubs along the mountain rim, and eventually he had about 50 acres of forest.
He says it was an effective conservation effort, and now he wants to plant more trees along the edges of the mountain range.
Wolcens conservation efforts have helped save many species of wildlife, including the sage grouse and the snowy owl.
He has helped restore native birds and plants to the mountains, and he is a member of the American Ornithologists Society.
The conservation efforts are the work of Wolcens son, John Wolceng, who has been a ranger for more than 50 years.
He said he loves the work he’s doing, but he thinks the world needs to be a little more vigilant in protecting wildlife.