The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust awarded $8.2 million in natural resource grants at their winter project selection meeting in Casper last week. The board reviewed more than 40 projects, ultimately funding 33 efforts to enhance wildlife habitat, water quality, and agricultural productivity. Among those projects is a restoration project on Flat Creek in Teton County being conducted by Wyoming Game and Fish. The trust has awarded $165-thousand of the total $423,680 anticipated for the project. The trust fund was created in 2005 by the Wyoming Legislature and has funded $55 million in grants in the past eight years, with a total on-the-ground return to Wyoming of more than $300-million.