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.

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

Over the past year, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been offering leases for oil and gas drilling inside of critical and sensitive big game migration corridors, including the famous 150-mile Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration route. We need your help to make sure this lifeline and important habitat for mule deer and dozens of other iconic Wyoming species is protected.

2018 Annual Report

After over 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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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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The Latest Blogs

New to the Team: John Burrows

This month the Wyoming Outdoor Council welcomed its newest member of the team, John Burrows, who serves as conservation advocate. John joins our robust program team and will work closely on air and water quality and other natural resource issues.

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At What Cost? Wyoming Doesn’t Have to Risk Clean Water for Energy Development

Upstream in the watershed is the Moneta Divide oil and gas field, where Texas-based Aethon Energy proposes to drill 4,100 new wells over the next 15 years — an economic boost for many communities in a part of the state that desperately needs jobs and revenue. But the company’s plan includes dumping up to 8.27 million gallons per day of “produced” oilfield wastewater — groundwater mixed in the oil- and gas-bearing formations — into tributaries of Boysen Reservoir.

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We’re on the move to support our migratory mule deer

Migration is hard work for Wyoming’s mule deer, especially for the thousands that move 150 miles each way between their winter range in the Red Desert and their summer range in the slopes of the Hoback. Muleys have to contend with weather, disease, predators,...

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