Christmas Trees for Fish Habitat

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District (District) will accept Christmas trees, at no cost, immediately following Christmas Day until January 30th at the Lander Landfill, Riverton Bale Facility and Dubois Landfill for use as fish habitat in Ocean Lake. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights from the tree beforehand.

To date there have been approximately 10,500 Christmas trees collected. The trees are tied together in groups of a dozen and weighted down with cinder blocks out on Ocean Lake. When the ice melts, the trees fall to the bottom of the lake and help increase the lake’s fishery.

The District, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), and Inberg-Miller Engineering make this habitat enhancement project possible. The public is invited to assist with transferring the trees from Long Point out onto the ice, and wire them together and to the concrete blocks.

We encourage all sportsmen and those interested in enhancing the quality of aquatic life to come out and help on Saturday, January 30th!

For information on volunteering call Rene Schell, WGFD at 307-332-7723 or email at