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

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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Run the Red to Celebrate Wyoming Public Lands Day with Community Events in South Pass City

August 30, 2021

Hundreds of runners from across the nation and their families, members of the public, speakers, and Tribal members will kick off the Wyoming Public Lands celebration on September 25 in […]

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How unseen emissions continue to impair air quality in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin

April 29, 2021

Whether you ranch, farm, hunt, fish, or ski, there is a season for most things in Wyoming. But there are some seasons that we could do without. Topping that list is “winter ozone season” in the Upper Green River Basin of Sublette County.

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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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