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New Conservation Plates Selling Well

Written by on March 6, 2019

The state’s new wildlife conservation plates are off to a strong start.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports that the public has purchased more than 500 of the specialty license plates since they were unveiled January 1st.

The state Legislature passed a statute last year creating the new plate, which features a mule deer design as a way to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and to help protect wildlife migration routes.

As of Feb. 27, WYDOT had issued 503 of the new plates. Out of Wyoming’s 23 counties, Laramie issued the most so far at 75, figures from the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Services program showed for Feb. 27. The other counties topping the list included Sweetwater and Fremont at 65 each, Natrona at 47, Teton at 40 and Lincoln at 35.

The initial application fee is $180, of which $150 goes to the conservation fund and $30 toward the specialty plate fee. Then, motorists will pay $50 each year as an annual fee for the plate. For those who want an embossed plate, there is an additional $50 charge.

The plate applications are available on WYDOT’s website.

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