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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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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The Latest Blogs

Public lands leasing at bargain basement prices

But if similar plans around the West released under this administration’s “energy dominance” policy are any indication, we can expect the upcoming Rock Springs plan both to remove current protections and open even more lands to development.

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Announcing: 2020 Calendar Contest Winners!

Our annual calendar contest is one of our staff’s favorite creative projects because it opens a window for us to see Wyoming through the eyes of our members, supporters, and fellow Wyomingites — the people who share the values we advocate for day in and day out. Every...

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