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.

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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Conserving Greater sage-grouse requires more than lip service

That’s why the Wyoming Outdoor Council is closely examining plans to expand uranium mining in prime sage-grouse habitat in the remote Great Divide Basin in south-central Wyoming. Recent mining activities here have already “moderately” degraded the habitat, and a proposal to expand the mining operation would nearly double the area already disturbed.

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Bonnie Hofbauer; 27 years at the Wyoming Outdoor Council

Since 1991, Bonnie Hofbauer has served as the beating heart of the Wyoming Outdoor Council. As office manager she’s kept computers, phones, copiers, and databases humming in tune — from the days when there was only one box-like Mac computer in the office...

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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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