Protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life

Founded in 1967, the Wyoming Outdoor Council has been working to protect public lands, wildlife, and clean air and water for 50 years.

Help us protect North America’s longest mule deer migration corridor

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is set to auction several mineral lease parcels inside the critical and sensitive 150-mile Red Desert to Hoback migration route for oil and gas drilling. We need your help to make sure this lifeline and important habitat for mule deer and dozens of other iconic Wyoming species is protected.

Submit your photos to the 2019 calendar contest!

How did your experiences outdoors in Wyoming define your past year? Show us!

2017 Annual Report

After 50 years, the Wyoming Outdoor Council is here for the long haul. We hope you are, too. With your support and engagement bolstering our staff’s skills and experience, we are confident that we can keep Wyoming a place where people want to live and visit — now and for generations to come.


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Our Work

Public Lands

Keeping public lands in public hands, protecting wild, open spaces, and advocating responsible energy development.

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Sustaining big game migration corridors, sage-grouse habitat and trout streams.

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Clean Air

Advocating responsible policies to keep people healthy and our air clean.

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Clean Water

Safeguarding drinking water and the quality of our recreational streams.

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Oil and gas lease sales threaten Wyoming’s Red Desert

The state of Wyoming will auction 34 oil and gas lease parcels this month throughout Wyoming’s treasured Red Desert, home to crucial winter habitat for big game, historic pioneer trails, stunning volcanic rock formations, North America’s largest sand dune...

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Launching the 2019 Calendar Photo Contest!

If you’ve spent any time in Wyoming’s wide open-spaces, you know how it excites the senses: the song of a meadowlark darting over mountain wildflowers in summer; the smell of sagebrush freshly washed by an afternoon rain in spring; the shifting shadows on a distant...

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