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Announcing Our Citizen Lobbyist Internships!

The Wyoming Outdoor Council’s power comes from informed and engaged citizens. This is especially true during the state legislative session—when key policy decisions about our public lands, wildlife, and environmental quality are made. As part of our effort to increase...

Let Collaborative Science-Based Plans Stand

  A historic, West-wide effort to protect the imperiled Greater sage-grouse is under threat by the Trump administration—even though Wyoming Governor Matt Mead doesn’t want Washington to meddle with key features of the science-based plan. The federal plan for...

The 2018 Calendar Photo Contest Winners!

This year, the Outdoor Council tried something new with our annual calendar photo contest. We allowed submissions via Instagram, and we are proud to say it was an overwhelming success! In addition to our traditional email submissions, we received over 700 Instagram...

The ONSHORE Act

Last week, we sent a letter to Representative Liz Cheney opposing draft legislation that would transfer management authority for oil and gas permitting on federal lands to the states while allowing energy developers to circumvent our nation’s bedrock environmental...

Many Citizens, One Voice: Why Members Matter

Ask any Wyoming Outdoor Council staffer and they’ll tell you: Protecting what’s best about Wyoming is a team effort. From removing illegal fencing that harms wildlife, to securing laws that better protect drinking water and air quality, to convincing decision-makers...

Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

Thanks to everyone who joined us this past weekend to celebrate our 50th anniversary! We were delighted to connect with our Wyoming community, meet new folks who love the outdoors, celebrate decades of conservation, and think together about our vision for the future....

A Summer in the Red Desert

I’ve been lucky to be able to spend several days this summer in the northern Red Desert, sharing this phenomenal place with representatives of state and federal agencies, local governments, and Sweetwater County residents. We admired the desert’s remarkable views...

See you in one week for the Outdoor Council’s 50th!

We are excited to welcome you to Lander for our 50th anniversary gathering in one week on September 22 and 23! We’ve provided some helpful updates below to ensure everyone has a fantastic time. Friday night’s free community concert is shaping up to be a...