John Burrows

John Burrows

Energy and Climate Policy Director


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

Meeting the Moment: Planning for a Responsible Energy Future with the Western Solar Plan

March 28, 2024

Meeting the Moment: Planning for a Responsible Energy Future with the Western Solar Plan Attend our virtual Conservation Cafeteria on the Western Solar Plan on Wednesday, April 3 at noon […]

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New federal methane rules would curb climate change, benefit Wyoming

November 11, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an important step toward protecting public health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change by strengthening proposed […]

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Two Ways to Reduce Methane Emissions, and Why Wyoming Needs them Both

August 27, 2022

Most policy experts agree that, along the long road to combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing wasted methane from oil and gas operations is “low-hanging fruit.” In […]

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Everything in its Place

March 16, 2022

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE How do we make sure the coming boom in renewable energy isn’t a bust for our wildlife and public lands?  This story, like much of the […]

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