Wyoming’s 2024 legislative session runs from February 12 to March 8 in Cheyenne.
From start to finish, the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be at the Capitol to speak up for conservation and safeguard the Wyoming we love.
We can’t advocate for public lands, wildlife, clean air and clean water alone. Our successes at the Capitol depend on the engagement of Wyoming citizens. Read on for ways you can get involved and make your voice heard. As the session progresses, return here for up-to-date information.
This year’s session is a budget session, which means legislators will be focused on approving the state’s budget for the next biennium, the two-year period from 2025–2026. There will also be numerous non-budget bills addressing all aspects of life in Wyoming. To see the bills we’re monitoring, supporting, and opposing, jump down to our bill tracker.
MAKE AN IMPACT, GET INVOLVED
TELL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROTECT THE KELLY PARCEL!
We’re closer than ever to ensuring protections for the Kelly Parcel — and to get there, Wyoming lawmakers need to hear from YOU that this irreplaceable haven for elk, pronghorn, moose, and other wildlife simply isn’t the place for private development.
Read our guides for taking action during the session, the interim, or anytime in between—
Wondering who’s representing you at the Capitol?
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Watch our 2024 Legislative Preview with the Powder River Basin Resource Council.
It makes an enormous difference when legislators hear from you — their constituents and neighbors. Fortunately, the legislative session offers ample opportunities to speak up for what matters to you. When you sign up for our emails, you’ll receive action alerts, weekly updates, and tips and tricks for contacting your legislators. You can also get involved by checking out our upcoming events, guides, and more below.
Read the Legislative Lowdown—
Stay up-to-date on conservation-related legislation! Each week of the legislative session, our team brings you the latest news, action alerts, and commentary from the halls of the Capitol building.
2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSION:
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE OUTDOOR COUNCIL
A close eye on conservation bills. We’ll work to ensure development of state lands doesn’t come at a cost to Wyoming’s wildlife, clean air and clean water, and wide-open spaces. We’ll support responsible siting of renewable energy projects, advocate ample funding for the agencies stewarding our natural resources, and oppose the bad ideas that regularly creep into legislation, such as state takeover of federal lands.
A full-time presence at the Capitol. We’ll track the action where it’s happening: in the halls of the Capitol in Cheyenne. Seasoned legislative advocate Era Aranow will head up the team and other WOC conservation advocates will weigh in with their expertise.
Weekly updates and action alerts. We’ll keep you in the loop with weekly email updates from Cheyenne, where things tend to change quickly. It makes a difference when citizens speak up — which is why we’ll keep you informed when opportunities arise to share your perspectives with your legislators or provide public testimony.
Educational & fun programming. From virtual previews of the legislative session, to our annual Beers & Bills events to discuss key happenings at the Capitol, we’ll provide opportunities to get involved and stay informed before, during, and after the session. See the “Get Involved” section above for the most up-to-date events.
Post-session reports. We’ll publish our Conservation Vote Report after the session with analysis of the conservation issues that were debated, and a record of how your lawmakers voted on key conservation bills. See below for past reports.
Below are the bills we’re currently monitoring, supporting, and opposing. Check back here often for updates and make sure you’re signed up to receive our emails! You can sort the list below by clicking on the column you’d like to sort by (i.e., name, position, or last action).
CONSERVATION VOTE REPORT
After each session, we publish our Conservation Vote Report, where you can see how your legislators voted on conservation issues and find analysis of the year’s most significant bills.
Here’s a look at the past few years’ reports so you can compare legislative issues and your representative’s votes, year over year.