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2017 Annual Report

IN 1967, THE WYOMING OUTDOOR COORDINATING COUNCIL was created to bring people from around the state together in defense of a place they loved. Then, as now, Wyomingites knew that this vast state — with its rugged landscapes, abundant wildlife, clear skies, and clean water — was like no place else on earth.

In 2017 this commitment to working together for Wyoming remained at the heart of our work. Every day we partnered with fellow conservationists, sportsmen and women, and a wide range of nonprofits and agencies to seek solutions to some of our state’s toughest problems.

It was a critical year to be working together. Even as the Outdoor Council celebrated a milestone anniversary — 50 years as Wyoming’s leading voice in statewide conservation — we also saw firsthand what the Trump administration’s new “energy dominance” mandate would look like on the ground. It wasn’t good. The BLM started fast-tracking oil and gas leases and attempted to scrap a no-nonsense rule designed to prevent the waste of natural gas produced on public lands. Interior Secretary Zinke revealed an egregious plan to roll back historic protections for the Greater sage-grouse and the sagebrush habitat on which it and hundreds of species depend. Drilling ramped up in sensitive habitats. And EPA Administrator Pruitt began to systematically unravel safeguards meant to protect human health at the same time that he advocated deep cuts to the agency’s budget.

We pushed back. And we asked a lot of you in 2017. Thankfully, as Wyoming Outdoor Council members and partners have done for 50 years, you rose to the occasion. You came to rallies around the state and told lawmakers in no uncertain terms that public lands must stay in public hands. You showed up to meetings to speak passionately about keeping wild landscapes wild. You wrote letters and emails defending science-based conservation and commonsense protections. All year long you asked hard questions of your legislators, leaders, and each other about the kind of future we want to create for Wyoming.

Your civic engagement should come as no surprise. Families have camped, hunted, and fished in Wyoming for generations. And, as anyone who’s spent any time here knows, wild public lands, endless vistas, and trout-filled streams define this place — and are worth standing up for.

Despite 2017’s challenges, the news wasn’t all bad. More and more state leaders touted the incalculable value of our proud outdoor heritage — as well as the more quantifiable value of our growing recreation economy. With your help we laid important groundwork with lawmakers for better renewable energy policies. And while there’s still a long way to go on all of these issues, we are, as we’ve been since 1967, focused on our shared future. We know we’ll only get there together.

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 all keep Wyoming a place where people want to live and visit — now and for generations to come.

Thank you.

 

 

Lisa McGee
Executive Director

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50 Years of Conservation in Wyoming

Friends, members, and supporters from around Wyoming and the West came together in Lander in September to celebrate the Outdoor Council’s 50th anniversary. Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy gave a rousing keynote address, and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard was on hand to accept the Tom Bell Conservation Legacy Award. The weekend was a tribute to the thousands of people who’ve pitched in over the decades to help protect the clean air and water, healthy wildlife, and rugged public lands that make Wyoming the kind of place people want to live, work, and pass on to the next generation.

Defending Science-Based Conservation

In 2017 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke ordered his agency to reconsider a bipartisan conservation plan to protect the imperiled Greater sage-grouse. Its habitat-based protections are important not only to sage-grouse, but to some 350 other species that depend on the sagebrush community for survival. We worked with sportsmen and other conservation partners to push back against this shortsighted rollback attempt, and to advocate that strong, science-based protections for this iconic Wyoming species remain. We were pleased to see Gov. Matt Mead and Sen. John Barrasso echo many of our points.

The current conservation plan helps protect . . .

15 million acres

350 species

37 percent

of some of the best sage-grouse habitat in Wyoming

of plants and animals that depend on the sagebrush ecosystem

of the nation’s sage-grouse population, which lives in Wyoming

Wyoming’s Statewide Watchdog

The Wyoming Outdoor Council regularly reviews leases and drilling permit applications between the Bureau of Land Management and energy companies to make sure the agency follows its own requirements to protect important wildlife habitat.

In 2017 we challenged a number of flawed permits, pointing out where the BLM wasn’t adhering to its own rules and demonstrating how the agency could do better. Our efforts resulted in the suspension of development on some southwestern Wyoming landscapes until the agency completed more thorough reviews and showed how it would protect wildlife and habitat. We also worked with partners to create a process to ensure that energy development on public lands follows state requirements to protect sage-grouse habitat. Holding land managers accountable for long-term commitments to protect habitat, clean air, and water is essential to the future of Wyoming’s shared resources.

One Step Closer to Protecting Wyoming’s Namesake Range

After more than a decade of successful advocacy to safeguard 1.2 million acres in the Wyoming Range from oil and gas leasing and development, we’re still working to ensure that the last 40,000 acres improperly offered for lease sale along the range’s eastern front are canceled. In January we got one step closer: the Bridger-Teton National Forest formally withdrew its consent to lease these parcels. Now it’s up to the BLM to actually cancel those leases. Stay tuned.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council was an invaluable resource on the Wyoming Range project. We owe them a huge amount of gratitude and respect. There is no way we could have achieved the things we did without their knowledge, help, and love of the outdoors.

Mike Burd

Citizens for the Wyoming Range, Green River

Leading the Cleanup
of Brooks Lake

Algae blooms at Brooks Lake led to a devastating fish kill along a 10-mile stretch of the Wind River in 2008. We spent 2017 working with Brooks Lake Lodge and the Department of Environmental Quality to find a solution. The lodge installed a new wastewater treatment system at the end of the year — an important step in preventing future nutrient pollution in this stunning alpine watershed on the Shoshone National Forest.

Holding the Line on Smart
Air Pollution Rules

We were parties in two legal challenges surrounding the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule, a commonsense effort to reduce the amount of wasted natural gas on our public lands. Early in 2017 we defended the rule, beating back initial state and industry attempts to block it. Before the case was decided, however, the Trump administration attempted illegally to delay the rule. We challenged this action and won. Our advocacy — for clean air, public health, and fiscally responsible management of finite public resources — continues in 2018.

value of natural gas wasted in 2015 in Wyoming

lost revenue to natural gas waste in 2015 in Wyoming

Helping Citizens Speak Up For Wyoming

We’re proud to continue our support of Keep it Public, Wyoming. This diverse coalition of citizens, businesses, and outdoor groups helped defeat a stream of public land grab attempts in 2017, including a proposed constitutional amendment that would have invited state takeover of public lands in Wyoming. Hundreds of citizens turned out around the state — at the Legislature, and at rallies in Laramie, Jackson, and Sheridan — to demand that lawmakers keep public lands in public hands.

Hundreds of people in communities around Wyoming also came out this year for our popular “Beers & Bills” events. This new program gives citizens essential information about current conservation issues and upcoming legislation, and effective methods of persuading lawmakers.

I have been involved with the Keep it Public coalition from the beginning, and the Outdoor Council has taken the lead on almost every activity . . . Their enthusiasm and technical and financial support has been outstanding. All public land owners in Wyoming should be grateful for their leadership.

Earl DeGroot

Wyoming Sportsmen for Federal Lands, Cheyenne

Outdoor Recreation:
Shaping Wyoming’s Strong Future

We were proud to serve on and co-chair Gov. Matt Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force in 2017. In the fall, the task force recommended, and the state agreed, to create an outdoor recreation office as part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Outdoor recreation is a $5.6 billion industry in Wyoming, and creates 50,000 jobs in the state each year. We’re glad to be part of the important conversation about how Wyoming’s outdoor heritage can help lead to a stronger economic future for our state.

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consumer spending generated annually by Wyoming’s outdoor recreation economy

Supporting Soldiers
in the Outdoors

Just as our founder, Tom Bell, found solace and inspiration in Wyoming’s public lands after returning home from WWII, so too do today’s veterans. In 2017 we partnered with three veterans’ groups to lend local support to a Gannett Peak ascent — part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the issue of suicide among veterans and to promote the healing power of the outdoors.

veterans and supporters climbed to

to summit Wyoming's tallest peak

As a Wyoming native, I had the fortune of having one of the world’s best backyards to grow up in. We’re members of WOC because we want to keep that backyard intact, pristine, and wild for our daughters and future generations beyond us.

Sean and Stina Stauth

Jackson

Foundations & Organizations

1002 Foundation • 7D Ranch, LLC • American Endowment Foundation • Anonymous (6) • Arthur B. Schultz Foundation • AT&T Employee Giving Campaign • Audubon Rockies • Benevity, INC. • Big Hollow Food Coop • Black Mountain Ranch • Blue Ridge Fund • Box Hanging Three Ranch • The Brooks Foundation • ByrdGEO • Chevron Matching Employee Funds • Chinook Construction CO • Cinnabar Foundation • Combined Federal Campaign, Baltimore, MD • Community Foundation of Jackson Hole • Cony Corporation • Craftsman Builders, Inc. • Crane Creek Graphics • Creative Energies • Donna Kendall Foundation • Dragon Fighters. Inc • Eleanor R. Rowland Trust • Elk Creek Ranch • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund • Furrer Foundation • George B. Storer Foundation • Glacier View Mechanical Inc. • Greater Houston Community Foundation • Izaak Walton League of America, Travelle Chapter • Jackson Hole Llamas • Johnson Investment Counsel • Knobloch Family Foundation • Lander Community Foundation • The Middle Fork INC • Natural Resource CO • Network for Good • The New York Community Trust • The New-Land Foundation, INC • NOLS Rocky Mtn. • North Carolina Community Foundation, INC • Orca Network • Patagonia • The Pew Charitable Trusts • Rendezvous River Sports • Resources Legacy Fund • Rockefeller & CO. • Schwab Charitable Fund • Seacross Ranch • STS Foundation • Teton Backcountry Guides • Trillium Family Foundation • Trout Unlimited • The Trust Company • The Walter & Mary Tuohy Foundation • Unfried Foundation • United Way of Northern Utah • Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program • White Acorn Ranch • Wild Iris Mountain Sports • The Wilderness Society • Williams Companies, INC • Wolf Creek Charitable Foundation • Wyoming Community Foundation

Gifts in Kind

Judy Antell • Era Aranow • Marybeth Baptiste •Harold Bergman • Rick Blanchard • Colleen Cabot • Citizen’s United for Responsible Energy Development (CURED) • Chris Coble • Cody Coffee Roaster • Scott Copeland • Vince Corning • Eric Dalton • Denver Air Connection • Patty Ewing • Michael Farrell • Jim Ferguson • Michael Froehly • Alexandra Fuller • The Golf Club at Devils Tower • Andy Gramlich • Grant Street Grocery and Market • Ariel & Mary Greene • Lloyd & Alcmene Greene • Megan Griswold • Alyson Hagy • Margi Schroth, HF Bar Guest Ranch • Laney Hicks • Dave Hohl • Lori Howe • Tim Hudson • Jackson Hole Mountain Guides • Kathy Jenkins & Mike Shonsey • Hans & Nancy Johnstone • Mary Jones • Tom Jones • Robert Joyce • Robert Kelly • Stephanie Kessler • Sarah Konrad • Kathy Lichtendahl • The Local • Jeff Lockwood • Maven Outdoor Equipment • Nina McConigley • Liza Cuthbert-Millett • Virginia Moore • National Outdoor Leadership School • Don & Dot Newton • Lennie Poitras • Lindsay Priefert • Mei Ratz • Emily Reed • Jess Rice • Sam Richins • Richard “Hap” & Susan Ridgway • Keith Rittle • Dan Roach • David Romtvedt • Tim Sandlin • Marit Sawyer • Neil & Linda Short • George Sims • Megan Smith • Paige & Shane Smith • Mark Spragg • Cynthia Stevens • Sugared Craft Cakes • Sunlight Sports • Patty & Phil Washburn • Jennifer Swift Wilson & Charlie Wilson • Liz Townsend • Brad Watson • Amy Wyss & Ed Jaramillo

 

 

In Memory Of

Norm & Mary Ad Jones — Parents of Sarah Krall • Tom Bell • Martha Christensen • John Davison Collins •Seymour Greene • Philippina Halstead • Steve Jones • Hayden Kennedy • Donn Kesselheim • Charles Levendosky • Inge Perkins • Justin & Sue Sharaf

In Honor Of

Sarah Anderson • Halle Wendell Greene • Richard Guenzel • Paul & Beth Howard • Lisa McGee • Nature • Nic Patrick • Paige Smith • Stephanie White • Tommy Williams

Wyoming Legacy Society

Tom Bell • Larry & Debi Berger •Martha Christensen • Martie Crone • Tony Hoch •Donn & Chelsea Kesselheim • Frank & Lois Layton • David & Jane Love • Laurie Milford & Jeff Rickerl •Jeff & Chris Pearson •Richard “Hap” & Susan Ridgway • Anthony & Erika Stevens • Cynthia Stevens • Judith Walker & George Hallenbeck • Terri Watson

Individuals

Anonymous (43) • Rollin & Carolyn Abernethy • Barbara Abrahamer • Molly Absolon & Allen O’Bannon • Jenna Ackerman • Rich Adams & Andrea Berry • Trish & Doug Adams • Kathy & Robert Ahrens • Joe Albright & Marcia Kunstel • Adele Aldrich & Myron Allen, III • Bill Alldredge • Richard Allen & Mary Beth Baptiste • Rick Allen & Maria McGrane • Bill & Nancy Alley • Marjane Ambler & Terry Wehrman • Amy Andersen & Tim Wilson • Arthur Anderson • Dan & Polly Anderson • Jeanie Anderson & Pete Wales • John & Jami Anderson • Sarah Anderson & Matt Hepfinger • Judith Antell • Ted & Calvert Armbrecht • Joe & Janet Armijo • Mia Axon • Ellen Axtmann & Ken Driese • Mike Bailey • Rob Baker & Liz Nysson • Richard & Carol Baldes • Tom & Juanita Balding • Jane Baldwin • Gene Ball • Tim Banks • Barbara Barker • William Barmore, Jr. • Barbara Barnes & Kim Viner • David Barnett & Geneva Chong • Jen Barrett • Wendy Barteaux & Kim Wilbert • Katie Baum Mettenbrink & Patrick Mettenbrink • Suzanne Beauchaine • Gary Beauvais & Melissa Martin • Keith & Sally Becker • Lanie Beebe • Christopher Beeson & Alex&ra Smith • Jan Behrens • Ron & Jane Beiswenger • John Bellorado • Merav Ben-David • Petie Bennett • Bill Bensel & Kristina Korfanta • Leo & Rosemary Benson • Dottie Bentley • Larry & Debi Berger • Allison Bergh • Harold & Annie Bergman • Mark Bergstrom & Liz Alva Rosa • Robert & Carol Berry • Susan Berta & Howard Garrett • Monica Bertagnolli & Alex Dannenberg • Carol Bilbrough & Ken Cramer • Bill & Linda Biles • Stanley & Claire Birge • Robert & Susan Blabey • Gary Blackwelder • A. James Blair, Jr. • Andy Blair & Jackie Klancher • Geral & Terry Blanchard • Susannah Bletner & Mark Watkins • Joe & Anne Bluemel • Richard & Ann Boelter • Kathy Bole & Paul Klingenstein • Lawrence Boram • Steve Borin & Carol Fischer • Donald Boyd • Cynthia Boyhan • Terry Boyle & Lisa Jaeger • Beverly Boynton & Raymond White • Rich & Susan Brame • Jessica Branom-Zwick & Charles Zwick, Jr. • Christopher Brauneis • Kalman Brauner & Amy Carlson • Matt & Laura Bredesen • Alice Brew • Douglas Brew • Tim Brewer & Nancy Peterson • Lorna &  Carmen Bria • Nancy Brizuela • Stina Brock & Sean Stauth • Wade Brockman & Rachel Fanelli • David Brooks • Stan & Claire Brooks • Tony & Linda Brooks • Carl Brown • Doug Brown & Lorie Cahn • Esther Brown • Kathy Brown & Michael Cheek • Kristen Brown & Eric Concannon • Scott Browning • Dona Bruden & Paul Twardock • Benjamin Bruner • Luke & Kristy Bruner • Andrew Bryson & Barbara Chatton • Marilyn Buchmann & Robert Love • Nancy Bull • Michael & Maureen Burd • Michele Burdick • Rose & Matt Burke • Mary Burman & Charlie DeWolf • Caroline Burnett • George Burnette & Mary Humstone • Steve & Beth Buskirk • Shirley Bye-Jech & Gerald Jech • John Byrd & Pia VonBritta Byrd • Colleen Cabot & Norman Farquhar • Fran Cadez • Jill & Bill Calder • Alexa Callison-Burch & Drew Seitz • Lynn Cameron • Bruce & Carol Campbell • Jack Campbell • Jim Campbell • Robert & Jane Campbell • Susan & Kim Cannon • Alan Carlson • Jim Carlson • Roberta Carney Mathieu & James Mathieu • Don & Sarah Carpenter • Carly-Ann Carruthers • Andy & Nancy Carson • Thomas & Gayle Carter • Clayton Cartier • Barbara Cartwright • Elaine Casteel • Jean-Pierre & Becky Cavigelli • Norm & Sue Cessna • Joan Chadde • Logan Chadde • Arminee Chahbazian • Richard Charlesworth • Lewis & Jean Chase, M.D. • Dave & Sandy Cherry • Ronald & Frances Chilcote • Yvon & Malinda Chouinard • Tom Christiansen • Lantien Chu • Norma Clark • Story Clark Resor & Bill Resor • Darrell & Virginia Clarke • Dan & Linda Close • Robert Cochran & Susan Jones • Pip Coe • Sparky Colby & Andy Norman • Bill Cole • Ken & Debbi Collier • Greg Collins & Susan Miller • James & Leilani Collins • Katharine Collins • Richard & Kathryn Collins • Kae Concannon • Dennis Cone • Kerry & Marie Connell • Patrick Conners • Perry & Richard Cook • Chris Bessonette & Joanna Cooke  • Margaret Cooney & Edward Paradis • Michael & Meribeth Cooper • Holly, Mia, & Abby Copeland • Windsor & Pam Copley • Eugenie Copp • Hal Corbett & Katie Curtiss • Julia Corbett • Sydney Corrigan • Joe Costello • &rew Couldridge & Cindy Works • &rew Coulter & Amy Russian • Jon & Mary Cowee • Charlie Craighead & Lisa Rullman Craighead • Peter & Eva Crane • Martie Crone • Sylvia Crouter • Elaine Crumpley • Lynn Cunningham • John Curless • Liza Cuthbert-Millett • Sarah Dahlberg & Robert Hamlin • Daniel & Kimberly Dale • Eric & Kelly Dalton • Anthony & Barbara Dardy • Tom & Hope Darin • John & Sue Daugherty • Christy & Dennis Davis • Richard & Tami Davis, Jr. • Susan Davis • Thomas Davis & Carmen Springer-Davis • Julie DeGraffenreid • Earl DeGroot & Donna Griffin • Eric & Anne Delahaye • Cathy Denman & Mike Masterson • Barb Deshler • Paul Destler • Sara Deur & Richard Garrett • Chris Dibble • Reilly Dibner • Peter & Vicki Doenges • Tom & Jennifer Dolese • David & Sarah Doll • John Domingue • Andrea Dominick • Dannine Donaho & Mike Lowham • Deb Donahue & Chip Rawlins • Jody Donnelly • Linda Doss & H. Gilbert Welch • Bruce Driver • Michael Dudack & NaNa Stoelzle • Michael Durgain & Connie Gilmore • Peter & Rebeka Dvorak • Bev & Terry Dye • Michelle Eaton • Doug & Kathy Ebert • Karin Ebertz • Dale Eckhardt • Jamey Eddy • Daly Edmunds • Dena Egenhoff • Jerry & Diane Egge • Michael & Tracy Ehlers • Neil & Barbara Elliott • John Ellis • Sharon Emerson & James Woolf • Jane & Mike Emmer • Coralie Emmons • Lamar Empey • Michael Emser & Ann Sorenson • John & Jo’an Enger • Michelle Escudero & Scott Kane • Jody Evans • John Evans • Joyce & Mike Evans • Kayleen Evans • Frank & Patty Ewing • Marcia Fagnant • Stefani Farris & Tim Hudson • Robert Fay • James Fee • Dillon & Marialice Ferguson • James Ferguson • Kathy Firchow & Tom Laurion • Dave & Susan Flaim • Steve & Mary Flanderka • Anne Fletcher Read & Benjamin Read • Matt & Angie Flint • Jessica Flock & Dewey Gallegos • Larkin Flora • Jim & Mary Forrester • Kathleen & Aaron Foster • Keri Foster • Richard & Hadley Fox • Erich Frankland • Barbara Franklin • Bonnie & Roger Fransen • Dennis & Becky Freeman • Jerry & Helen Freilich • Steven & Barbara Freudenthal • Alison Frost & Marcio Paes Barreto • Rob & Zaidee Fuller • John & Annie Furrer • Steve & Camille Furtney • Nick Fuzessery • Matt Gaffney • Lilly & Roger Gair • Bob & Marlene Gallagher • Glen & Gunda Gamble • Michele Gammer & Andrew Salter • John Gans & Stephanie Kessler • Rex Gantenbein & Judith Powers • Scott & Janet Garl& • Laura Garrard • Ralph & Mary Garrett • Lydia Garvey • Brian Gee • Paul Genetti • Stephen Gerdes • Julie Giacobassi • Eliza Gilkyson • Bill & Eileen Glaser • Jack & Donna Glode • Margaret & Kip Gobin • Joe & Priscilla Golden • Linda Goldman • Eric Goldwarg & Emily Ridgway • Jerry Gonzales & Rebekah Simon-Peter • Mary Goodrich • Paula Gordinier & Tom Kreider • Mark & Barb Gorges • Sarah Gorin & Bern Hinckley • Diane Gorski • Ben & Susan Gose • Peter Gottfried • &rea Graham • Dan Gram • Kenneth Gray • Steve Greb • Lloyd & Alcmene Greene • Mary & Ariel Greene • Robert Gregg, Jr. • Jennifer Gregorcy • Joe Greig • Michael Griffith • Jack Groff • Jeff Gruver & Shay Howlin • Todd & Barbara Guenther • William & Verna Guenther • Rich & Mary Guenzel • Kristen & Rusty Gunther • Peter & Mary Gustafson • Anne Guzzo • Wendy Haas & Dan Jago • Ralph & Louise Haberfeld • Bill Haeffelin • Margaret Hagen • Victor & Celeste Haghani • Alyson Hagy • Larry Haimowitz & Robin Hill • John Haines • Jennifer Hake • George Hallenbeck & Judith Walker • Marilyn Ham • Randolph Hamburger • Mike & Francesca Hammer • Ben Hammond & Lisa Johnson • Bruce & Molly Hampton • Tim & Jen Hampton • Robert Handelsman • Jerry Hankin • Andrew & Patricia Hansen • Paul Hansen & Kay Stratman • Chad Hanson • Robert Harder • Elizabeth Hardwick & Jen Sall • Cynthia Harger • Donald & Fran Harger • Bob & Suzanne Hargis • Joyce Harkness • Mindy Harm Benson • Chuck Harris & Karen Jerger • Janice & Duncan Harris • Kate Harrop • John & Marta Hartman • Elizabeth & Peter Hassrick • Walter Hawn • Megan Hayes & Reed Zars • Bruce Hayse • Carolyn & Larry Hazlett • Linda Healow • April Heaney & Ed Sherline • Onies Heckart • Jacquie & Roy Hediger • Bonnie Heidel • Dan Heilig & Christine Lichtenfels • Jennifer Heilig & Heather Lantz • Molly Herber • Chuck & Barbara Herz • Monty Hettich & Linda Lindsey • Garrett Higley • Ann Hinckley • Wilmer & Ann Hines • Mark Hinschberger • Bob & Vanessa Hitchcock • Tony Hoch • Phil & Jean Hocker • Mike Hodes & Heather Mathews • David Hodges • Bonnie & Phil Hofbauer • Katie Hogarty & Bryon Lee • Billie Hopka • Elizabeth & Richard Horsch • Ana Houseal • Beth & Paul Howard • Peter Howard • Liz Howell • Wayne Hubert • Dick & Celina Hudson • Rachel & Andy Huff • George & Paula Hunker • Nick & Louisa HunkerStorm • John Hursh • Jon Huss & Anne McKinnon • Michael Hussin & Ann Noel Kesselheim • Jim Hutchison & Jen Lam • Sue Ibarra & Mark Jenkins • Rob & Michele Irwin • Gabi Jackson • Raymond & Janice Jacquot • Larry Jansen & Lesley Wischmann • Carolina Jaramillo & Judd Rogers • David Javorsky • Kathryn Jenkins & Michael Shonsey • Morris & Sharon Jenkins • Susan Jennett • Ken & Sherrie Jern • James & Jean Jewell • Bethany, Joshua, Maya & Gwen Johnson • Claus Johnson • Marco Johnson & Anne Magnan • Sara Jane Johnson • Darci Jones & Karl Sutton • George Jones & Connie Wilbert • Terry & Kayte Jones • Richard & Carole Joyner • Jeff & Diane Jung • Brian Kahin & Julia Royall • Cielette Karn & Tom Williams • Peter Karns • Maria Katherman & Will Robinson • Kenneth & Carolyn Katsma • Matthew Kauffman & Amy Robohm • Shari Kearney & Karen Mott • Chris & Dawn Kearns • Mary Keating-Scott & Gary Scott • Kelsey Kehoe • Ken Keierleber • Robert & Linda Keiter • Robert & Michele Keith • Jack & Darla Kelly • Joe Kelsey • Aimee & John Kemp • Donna Kendall • Michael & Julie Kennedy • Duane & Joy Keown • June Kibben • Jerry & Viesia Kirk • Melanie Kirol & Suparat Sirirot • Audrey Kleinsasser • Richard & Mary Lou Klene • Steve & Susan Kline • Max & David Klinger • Miriam & William Klingsporn • Janet Knach • Janis Knadjian • Dennis & Judy Knight • Emily Knobloch • &rew Knutsen • Bart & Julie Koehler • Sarah Kolman & Jeremy Wilzbacher • Edward Koncel • Ken & Julie Konicek • Sarah Konrad • Frank Korfanta & Julia Whyde • Matthew Krall • Sarah Krall • Chuck Kratz • David & Audrey Krise • Richard & Karen Kroger • Bill Kuestner & Jill Walford • Beedee & Ted Ladd • Juan Laden • Kathryn LaGrange • Pat Laird • Lucky Lambdin • Walter Langlois • Ted Lapis • Thomas & Peggy LaPoint • Mary Lou Larson • Susan Lasher & Chris Pfister • Sumner Lavalley • Clarene Law • Wayne Lax & Kathlee Selock • Sean Leach • Diane LeBlanc & Chick Woodward • Sharon Leder • Chesie Lee • Edward Lee • Heidi & Philip Leeds • Julianne & Richard Lefevre • Don & Judy Legerski • Claire Leon • Katherine Leuschel-Paul • Eric Levy & Julia Fairbank • Kathy & Ken Lichtendahl • Derek Lichtner • Liz & Sam Lightner Jr. • Melody Lin & Loring Woodman • Barbara Locke • Jeff & Rhonda Locker • Mike Lockhart • Gretchen Long • Patrick & Christi Loper • Stephen Lottridge • Jeffrey Louden • Sue Lowry • Abby & Aaron Lozano • Jim & Jill Lubing • Robert Luce • Suzanne Luhr • Gro Lunde • Mary Jane Luther & Sandy Mueller • Katherine Lynch • Ranie Lynds & Amy Nagler • Heather MacLeod • Allen Macomber • Fred Maguire • Nathan Maier • Bill & Carol Maloney • Donna Marburger • James Margolis • John Mariani • Hollis Marriott • Susan Marsh & Donald Plumley • Laura Martin & William McIntyre • Michael J. Martin • Ray Martin • Martha & Carlos Martinez del Rio • Steve & Karen Matson • John Maxwell • Alexander May • Willard Mayo & Deborah Reguera • Mary McAfee Sealing & Clee Sealing • Walter McBeath • Tom & Nicky McCallum • Amy & Forrest McCarthy • Edmond & Whitney McCarthy • Clark & Lisa McCauley • Duncan & Harriet McClelland • George McClelland, Jr. • Alan McConigly • Paula McCormick & Dennis Vandenbos • Gregory McCue • Jazmyn McDonald • Pat & Bob McDowell • John & Maryann McGee • Lisa, Matthew, & Dylan McGee • Susan McKay • Priscilla McKenna • Mimi McMillen • Lance McNees • Ann Mebane & Doug McWhirter • Ken Meade • James & Donna Mecham • Vickie Meredith •Rebecca Biles Merrill & Chris Merrill • Jerod & Bethann Merkle • Walt & Sharon Merschat • Carol Mersereau • Tom Messenger • Dan Mika • James & Marsha Milek • Maggie Miller • Neil & Jennifer Miller • John Mionczynski • Jill Moeller • Anna & Quinn Mommsen • Jay & Connie Moody • Robert Moon • Sarah Moon • Jerry & Bonnie Moore • Anita Moore-Nall • Tina Moore & Rob Plakke • Katherine & Andrew Morehead • Wendy Morgan • Kathleen Moriarty • Robyn Morrison • Julie Mueller Sharaf & Don Sharaf • Norman Mullen • Christopher Muller • Linda & Reid Murchison • George & Jackie Murphy • Tom Murphy • Warren Murphy • Ester Murray • Chris & Steve Muth • Carol Nantkes • Chuck & Kate Neal • Dan Neal • Mary Neighbours & Tom Vogelmann • Lee Nellis  • Jackie Nelson • Kent & Ann Nelson • Rick & Carolyn Nelson • George & Mary Jo Newbury • Rod & Anne Newcomb • Don & Dot Newton • Jim Nielson & Anne Young • Linda Nix & Neil Short • Heather Noble • Laura & Kirk Norman • Susan Nourse Smith & Geoffrey Smith • Deborah & Mark Nunnink • Patrick Nyquist & Mary Pitz • Jamie O’Donnell • Rosemary O’Neill • Barbara & Bob Oakleaf • Jim Oakleaf • Abe & Rikki Ogden • Diane Oglietti • Michael & Marlene Olin • Linda Olinger • Peggy Olliff • &rea Orabona • Gilman & Marge Ordway • Diane Orme • Donna & Jim Orr • Joanna Orr • Bruce Ostermann • Libby Paglione & Steven Vedder • Kathy Pappas • Beth Park • Jennie & Michael Parker • Jim & Liz Parker • Daniel & Donna Parr • William & Barbara Parsons • Nic & Joyce Patrick • Jeff & Chris Pearson • James Peck • Anne Peick • Robert & Janet Perkins • Joseph Perry • Nancy Perry & Raleigh Powell • Oliver & Betsy Peters • Donna Petersen • Marla Peterson • Sara & Wayne Petsch • Doug Pflugh & Katie Weber • Bill Phelps • Hank Phibbs & Leslie Petersen • Jeff Phillips • Julien Phillips • Lindsay Phillips • Casey Pikla • Chico & Sandy Pistono • Donna Pitcher Fisher • Douglas & Carol Pitman • Louise Plank • Peter & Deb Plastrik • Steve Platz & Shana Tarter • Alan & Janet Pohl • Steven & Carol Poole • Charles Pope • Josephine Porter • Dan Powers & Lynne Wolfe • Kara Pratt • Nicole Prehoda • Frank & Norma Prevedel • Rachael Price & Mark Roy • Dee Pridgen • Luther Propst & Liz Storer • Tom & Betty Pruett • Aaron & Tamsen Pruzan • Nate Pruzan • Joan Puma Bennet • Virginia Purdum • Cathy Purves • Joe & Andrea Quiroz • Tom Rangitsch & Teresa Tibbets • Tom & Shirley Ransburg • Amy Rathke • Bill & Mary Rathke • Dan & Rosie Ratigan • Bertram Raynes • Linda Raynolds • Garth & Annie Reber • William & Norma Reiners • Stephanie Reutner • Gates & Rachael Richards • Bruce Richardson • Eric & Lori Ridgway, MD • Hap & Susan Ridgway • Peter & Judy Riede • Debbie Rieger & Bob VandeRostyne • Corinna Riginos & Siva Sundaresan • Robert & Lori Rittle • Daniel & Donna Roach • Annie Robbins • Larry Roberts • Steve & Lisa Robertson • Bill & Judy Robinett • Bonnie Robinson • Donald & Kathy Robinson • Rick & Shannon Rochelle • Dean Roddick • Elisabeth Rohrbach • Patrick & Pamela Rollison • Jim Roscoe • Skip & Konny Rosette • Christine & William Ross • Shane Rothman • Philip Round • Isabel Rucker • Bill Rudd • Barbara Rugotzke • Jack Runnels • Donamay & Bill Ryan • Maureen Ryan & Mark Squillace • Bette Jeanne Sage • Al & Myrna Sammons • Arne & June Sandberg • Eric & Susan Sandeen • Byril Sanders • Mark & Mary Sanderson • Emily & Brett Sather • Robert & Sally Saussy • Jeff Saver & Theresa Svancara • Iris Saxer • Skye Schell • Nancy Schiffer • Maggie & Brian Schilling • Chuck & Carol Schneebeck • Toby Schmidt • Robert & Linda Schroth • Charles Schuster & Karla Wagner • Bev & Dick Scott • Jared & Anne Scott • Marilyn Seller • Steve Sharkey • Dave Shelles • Leone Sheppard • Marty Short • Sandy & Dick Shuptrine • Barry & Priscilla Sibson • Cyndy & Peter Simer • Kathryn Simonds • Charles & Hannah Simons • George & Amanda Sims • Bill Sincavage • Diane Sipe • Dave Slovisky & Sally Webster • Caitlin Smith • Don & Gretel Smith • James Smith • Lucy Smith • Paige & Shane Smith • Shawn Smith • Susie Smith • Dan Smitherman • John & Leslie Soderquist • Eric Sonnett & Jessica Williams • Venna Sparks • Rollin & Bettina Sparrowe • Mike & Sandy Specht • Bob & Barbara Spengler • Horton & Juli Spitzer • Lee & Ann Splett • Georgie Stanley • Melissa Stanley • Diantha States • Michael Stauth • Dodie Stearns • Ken & Karey Stebner • Press & Shirley Stephens • Anthony & Erika Stevens • Cynthia Stevens • Julia Stevens • Deborah Steward • Brian Strampe • Dale & Paula Strickland • Beecher Strube • Tim Sullivan • Gregg & Donna Sutherl& • Steve Sutter • Lawrence Swanson • Travis & Sarah Sweeney • Robert & Jane Tanner • Nancy Taylor • Charles Thomas • Gomer Thomas • Peter & Mary Thorsness • Dave & Christine Throgmorton • Lauren Throop • Tom & Caryn Throop • Walter & Joan Thulin • Rob Thurston • Emily & BJ Tilden • Gary Togstad • Carol Tolan • Jeff Troxel • Kelli Trujillo • Liz Tuohy • John & Charlene Turner • Stephen & Amy Unfried • Jonathan Updike • Larry & Barbara VanGenderen • Tom Varcalli • John & Terri Vase • Dave & MaryLou Vaske • Lewis & Barbara Vavra • Rich & Kim Vincent • William Voigt • Rose Vowles • Doug & Becky Wachob • Michael & Johanna Wald • Cameron & Barbara Walker • Eleanore Walker • Martha Walters • Willy & Abby Warner • Andy & Kari Warren • Philip & Patty Washburn • Brendon & Stephanie Weaver • Julia Weaver & Robert Wiygul • Don Webber • Roger, Jana, & Ben Weber • Web Webster • Jim Weis • Travis Welch • Dolores Welty • Rob & Lisa Westberg • Paul Westberry • Garold & Lucille Whisler • John & Branka Whisnant • H. David & Hilary White, Jr. • Missy White • Stephanie White • Nyssa Whitford • Don & Donna Whyde • Patricia Whyde • Haven Wiley • Mack & Loyes Wilkinson • Steven Williams • Susan Williams • Gary, Kate, & Anni Wilmot, & Aileen Brew • John & Marie Wilson • Chris & Kurt Wimberg • John Winkel • Gregory & Lauriel Winters • Randall Wise • Anette & Art Withington • Barry & Jane Wohl • LeAnn Woodhouse • Gary & Connie Woodruff • Charles Woodward • Ry Woody • Mary Lynn Worl • Jason Wright • Bryan Wyberg • Robert & Barbara Yonts • Mike & Chris Young • Suzanne Young • Karen Youngblood • Alexandria Zafonte • Edward Zukoski • Tricia Zuttermeister

Partners

Here are just some of the great partner groups we worked with in 2017:

Alliance for a Historic Wyoming • American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming • Audubon of the Rockies • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers • Chance Phelps Foundation • Citizens United for Responsible Energy Development • Citizens for the Wyoming Range • Environmental Defense Fund • Equality State Policy Center • Governor Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force • Greater Yellowstone Coalition • Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance • Keep it Public, Wyoming • Muley Fanatic Foundation • National Outdoor Leadership School • Powder River Basin Resource Council • Summit for Soldiers • Soldiers House of Fremont County • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership • The Pew Charitable Trusts • The Wilderness Society • The Nature Conservancy • Trout Unlimited • Western Landowners Association • Wind River Native Advocacy Center • Wyoming Association of Churches • Wyoming Wilderness Association • Wyoming Wildlife Federation

Thank you to all our members and supporters!
You make every success possible year after year.