In late 2016, Governor Matt Mead initiated the Outdoor Recreation Task Force to explore how Wyoming can grow its outdoor recreation sector.

Throughout 2017, the Task Force—made up of a diverse group of stakeholders and co-chaired by me—will meet to discuss ways to improve recreation infrastructure and expand business opportunities.

The Task Force also recognizes another important stakeholder in these discussions: the public. They’ve scheduled four listening sessions throughout the state, and we’re encouraging our members to attend. We’re heavily involved and we hope you will be, too. This is an important opportunity to hear updates as well as to speak up about what matters to you in regards to outdoor recreation in Wyoming.

March 7, 2017, 6–7p.m.
The Tate Pumphouse Trail Center
1774 W. 1st St.

May 4, 2017, 6–7p.m.
Campbell County Library, Wyoming Room
2101 S. 4-J Road

March 16, 2017, 6–7p.m.
Bear Community Center
75 Bear River Drive

April 11, 2017, 6–7p.m.
Teton County Admin. Building,
Board of County Commissioners Chambers
200 S. Willow Street

In addition to the four listening sessions listed above, there will also be three full Task Force meetings during which the public is welcome to give comment. These meetings will be held in Cody, Lander, and Sheridan—rounding out the Task Force’s presence throughout the state. We’ve already held two meetings in Cheyenne to give folks in the southeast a chance to participate, too. Here is what we know about the public comment schedule:


March 9, 2017 from 8-8:30 a.m. and 5:15-6:30 p.m.
March 10, 2017 from 8-8:30 a.m.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue

May 10-12, 2017
Time TBA
Location TBA

April 5-7, 2017
Time TBA
Location TBA

The times for public comment at the full meetings will be an excellent chance to directly address the Task Force with your ideas. We’ll update you when public comment times are set for Lander and Sheridan, or you can check the Wyoming State Parks website.

We’re heavily invested in this Task Force and we hope you’ll be too. We’ll look forward to seeing you one of these sessions, and if you have any questions, please reach out to me at gary@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org.



Executive Director