Bighorn Audubon has bought a wetlands site in the Powder Horn golfing community between Sheridan and Big Horn.
Jackie Canterbury, president of Bighorn Audubon, said purchase of the property is a dream come true. She said Bighorn Audubon has always wanted to own a piece of land that would help conserve birds, and the Powder Horn property, though small, is biologically significant.
Jenny Williams, Conservation chair for Bighorn Audubon, said the organization’s goal is to develop a plan in coordination with the Powder Horn to landscape with native plant species, thus improving already critical habitat. She said birds have co-evolved with native plant and need them.
Canterbury said Bighorn Audubon was able to buy the wetland because of a generous donation as well as the kindness and generosity of many others throughout the process. That included Don and Mary Miech, owners of the property, who are Audubon members.
In addition, Canterbury said, Marie Lowe with Century 21 BHJ Realty donated generously to Audubon from the proceeds of the sale, and Steve Johnson, who’s president of the Powder Horn Homeowner’s Association, provided guidance and support through the process.