Tom Bell, founder of the Wyoming Outdoor Council and the High Country News, will turn 90 on April 12, 2014.

We join all of his friends and admirers in wishing Tom a happy birthday!


“I never hoped for my kids to be millionaires, but I hoped they would breathe clean air, drink clean water, and experience a state wild enough to foster freedom.”

—Tom Bell



Thank you, Tom, for all that you’ve done and sacrificed—not only for our state, but for our country.

We feel a great debt of gratitude for your life’s work. You have a heart bigger than Wyoming, an incorruptible character, and you changed the course of Wyoming history.

It’s a privilege to know you and to share your love of Wyoming and of the natural world!

Other posts of interest:

Origins of the Council: Tom Bell, founder

West Edge