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Kristen Gunther

Kristen Gunther

Conservation Advocate

kristen@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org

307.332.7031 x20

Kristen Gunther grew up with a passion for public lands, beginning with the state park and waterways that surrounded her family’s home in Harford County, Maryland. After she finished her undergraduate study at Bowdoin College in Maine (with one detour to Tanzania), she moved to Wyoming as an AmeriCorps volunteer and fell in love with the state’s wild places. She completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of Wyoming in 2012, followed by a PhD in UW’s Program in Ecology in 2017. Her doctoral research focused on improving science communication for ecosystem managers who apply technical concepts on the ground. In 2017, she became the March for Science’s director of strategy. At MFS, she worked to unite hundreds of partner organizations and more than a million marchers worldwide under one nonpartisan mission as well as to create tools for local activists, develop a permanent network structure and strategy, and mobilize supporters. Kristen lives in Lander with her husband, Rusty, and their melodramatic bird dog, Gus.

My Recent News

Big wins in the legislative interim — but we’ve still got work to do

November 20, 2019

But if similar plans around the West released under this administration’s “energy dominance” policy are any indication, we can expect the upcoming Rock Springs plan both to remove current protections and open even more lands to development.

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This chaotic and rogue legislative interim requires citizen voices!

October 15, 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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Wyoming poised to safeguard big game migrations

September 20, 2019

Southwest Wyoming and the northern Red Desert are known for iconic geologic features and breathtaking landscapes that look much the same today as they did millennia ago: Adobe Town, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, Boars Tusk, White Mountain.

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We’re on the move to support our migratory mule deer

July 16, 2019

Migration is hard work for Wyoming’s mule deer, especially for the thousands that move 150 miles each way between their winter range in the Red Desert and their summer range […]

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