What We Do

The Wyoming Outdoor Council was founded in 1967 by Lander native and decorated World War II veteran Tom Bell. We are the state’s oldest independent conservation organization. We work to protect Wyoming’s environment and quality of life for future generations.

Our goal is to develop productive and lasting solutions for managing natural resources through collaborative engagement with stakeholders and decision makers. We also work to ensure that energy development is more carefully planned and regulated. We believe responsible environmental stewardship is fundamental to safeguarding public health and Wyoming’s quality of life.

Our members recognize that Wyoming’s landscapes, wildlife, and diverse cultural history are vital resources. And we all rely on—and are committed to protecting—our state’s clean air and water.

Our Priorities

Protecting Wyoming’s Lands and Wildlife

Protecting Public Health and Environmental Quality