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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Announcing: 2019 Calendar Contest Winners!

Our creative team looks forward to running our calendar photo contest every year. It’s always a great opportunity to connect with Outdoor Council members and supporters and see Wyoming through your eyes. This year, we received nearly 1,000 Instagram entries with the...

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WOC is Working for Clean Water

Right now, we have an opportunity to weigh in on a comprehensive review of Wyoming’s water quality standards, and to urge the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt the most protective standards available to protect water-based recreation, human health, and aquatic life.

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New to the Team: John Rader

John Rader, the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s newest conservation advocate, spent part of 2014 walking through Chile’s monsoon rains each day in a suit, knocking on the doors of locals and visiting the offices of industry workers, bureaucrats, and the media.

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Teton County and the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative

More than two years ago, at the invitation of the Wyoming County Commission Association, Teton County and nine other counties opted to participate in the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative. This effort sought to resolve how wilderness study areas and other public lands...

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