John Burrows

John Burrows

Conservation Advocate


307.332.7031 ext. 150

John grew up in the small mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina, where he spent much of his childhood rambling down Appalachian backroads in search of good trout streams, long trail-runs, and backcountry adventures. His passion for natural resources and recreation followed him through college and graduate school where he received a B.A. in Environmental Studies with honors as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill (2010–2014) and a Masters in Environmental Management at Duke University (2015–2017). Before cutting his teeth on western land management issues, John worked as the Conservation Forestry Fellow at The Forestland Group studying wetland and stream mitigation for large forestland owners. John is a field instructor and former Environmental Stewardship Coordinator for the National Outdoor Leadership School. He currently lives in Lander were he continues to enjoy those things he did growing up, except now on a Wyoming scale.

My Recent News

Despite public outcry, Wyoming’s net metering law will again be on the chopping block

November 17, 2020

Last week, we asked many of you to speak up at the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Corporations Committee meeting and oppose a bill that would have undercut rooftop solar and small scale renewables in this state. And wow‚ that’s exactly what you did. The impact of your letters, calls, emails, and testimony w

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Climate change: the new front line for conservation in Wyoming

August 13, 2020

Wyoming is changing, faster now than any of us could have predicted even six months ago. In our last issue of Frontline, we addressed the reality of climate change and […]

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Scholarships support students committed to conservation

June 17, 2020

This year the Wyoming Outdoor Council is proud to award $1,500 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors from Wyoming — who all have demonstrated a commitment to conservation values […]

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With winter on its way, it’s time to talk ozone in the Upper Green

November 13, 2019

The chaos of this interim demands, more than usual, a high level of public attention and participation. That means that you’ll be hearing from us frequently in the coming weeks as we work to combat a few very bad ideas with major ramifications for Wyoming.

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