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 more than 50 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.



Outdoor Council’s latest legal intern fills key role for conservation

Our current intern is Alex Hamilton, a 28-year-old who is finishing up his law degree — as well as a master’s in Environmental Studies — at the University of Colorado-Boulder. His work so far with the Outdoor Council is proof of the critical role attorneys play in our work and more broadly in environmental conservation. It’s crucial to the watchdogging part of our mission — staff attorneys often are responsible for reviewing pages upon stacks of important legal documents to keep federal and state agencies and lawmakers accountable to their own policies, contracts, management plans, and legislation.

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Conservation bills to watch at the Wyoming Legislature

The Wyoming Legislature has reached a long-awaited milestone: the official start of the four-week, in-person session in Cheyenne. (However, because most of us can’t safely participate in person at the Capitol, the legislature will continue offering options for...

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