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 52 years.

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Our Work


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


Sustaining the health and vitality of big game migration corridors, Greater sage-grouse habitat, and trout streams.


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



Safeguarding drinking water and the quality of our recreational streams.


The Latest Blogs

Scholarships support students committed to conservation

This year the Wyoming Outdoor Council is proud to award $1,500 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors from Wyoming — who all have demonstrated a commitment to conservation values and protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life. The five students...

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Public Lands Lease Report: Wild Speculation in Wild Places

While local governments, businesses, and individuals wrestle with the impacts of coronavirus, public lands leasing to the oil and gas industry continues unabated. But this irresponsible federal leasing in Wyoming started well before the pandemic. In recent years, the...

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Intern Diary: An incredible week of learning at the Wyoming Legislature

It all started on a Sunday at the Equality State Policy Center’s SHAPE training, a program aimed at empowering citizens to engage with Wyoming politics. It offers ideas, skills, strategies, and tactics for advocating, not just at the Wyoming State Legislature, but anywhere. This material proved useful, as I was scheduled to begin my work with Wyoming Outdoor Council folks, including Steff Kessler, Kristen Gunther, and Mike Kusiek, the next day.

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