The Wyoming Wildlife Federation works to conserve wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities.
Founded in 1937, the Federation is the oldest and largest sportsmen advocacy and conservation organization in the state.
WWF champions species conservation through important collaborations and government relations. We are a highly effective organization and leads efforts for the conservation community to join together to provide constructive solutions to resource management plans that impact wildlife.
WWF plays an important role in helping draft recommendations by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for managing Wyoming’s wildlife resources and engaging WWF members in the process. Just recently, the Federation was a leader in crafting definitions for big game migration corridors in Wyoming. These corridors put deer and elk at the right place for forage at the right time of year; these prime habitats are vital to healthy wildlife populations. Wintering grounds, calving areas, and other defining characteristics of migration habitats will now be universal for land use management decisions and when it comes such as impacts as oil and gas development and other activities.
Additionally, WWF serves as the voice for sportsmen and women by providing testimony to the Wyoming Legislature, with a full-time presence during the legislative session, advocating on behalf of Wyoming for the health and well being of our wild resources. 81 years since the organization’s founding, the primary focus of WWF remains: to conserve wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities.
Meet Our Staff
We have a dedicated full-time staff that works tirelessly on conservation issues all around the state.
Dwayne is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BA in English, followed by an MA in American Studies and Environmental & Natural Resources. His career has spanned from cook to fishing guide, to bicycle mechanic to commercial fishing to carpentry. Over the past 10 years Dwayne has been dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, with a focus on sportsmen resources. He has worked for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Wildlife Foundation, and Trout Unlimited. Dwayne is a member of numerous hunting and fishing organizations as well as the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and Wyoming Trails and Pathways. The Meadows’ family recently relocated from Eastern Oregon back to Wilson, Wyoming where they spend most of their free time exploring the mountains and rivers.
Meet Our Board
Our board members help guide and support the organization. We couldn't do what we do without them!
Michael has a B.A. in multi-cultural studies/history and a Master’s in Education focused on total quality management. Michael has also been a collegiate rugby coach with the University of Wyoming and several collegiate select-side teams. He has taken his collegiate side to the round of 16 national playoffs and won a national championship in 2006 with his West Collegiate U23 All-Star team. He is the head coach now of the Lander Speedgoats Rugby Team. Michael is also a spin instructor at Lander Bodyworks.
His love of the woods has been life-long. As a youngster free-range roaming the black hills after school almost every day it was a clear the outdoors is where we are best suited. Michael currently spends as many days as possible, mountain biking, fly-fishing, backcountry skiing and moto touring, camping and just sitting in the sun with a good book.
Michael is eager to serve on the WWF board, as his last life passion is and will remain, keeping open spaces open and public lands public.
Mark also spent 17 years with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), considered the gold standard in teaching wilderness skills and leadership. Over the years Mark taught backpacking, rock climbing, and winter courses. He oversaw the hiring and training of field staff and also served on the director team for 8 years, as Finance Director and Alumni & Development Director.
Mark holds a BS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Washington.
Craig then spent seven years achieving policy change in Washington State. He led a multi-year coalition effort involving more than 60 diverse organizations and hundreds of volunteers to secure nearly $7 million in new annual revenue for bicycling and pedestrian improvements and street maintenance. He also developed and managed training programs to empower citizens with the skills they need to help create a better future. He directed communications on a legislative campaign that successfully reached an agreement to shutter one of the Pacific Northwest’s two remaining coal-fired power plants while investing $55 million in local economic development, coordinated a campaign that secured $20 million to make it easier for people to walk and bike to a light rail station, and much more.
Seeking a home with a sense of community, access to wild places, and abundant wildlife in which to raise their kids, Craig and his wife Stacy moved back to Jackson Hole in 2013. He began working at the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance as its Community Engagement Coordinator and launched the Jackson Hole Conservation Leadership Institute to empower and develop leaders with the skills necessary to help the Alliance achieve its mission of protecting the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole.
Craig was promoted to Executive Director of the Alliance in May, 2014 and during his three years leading the organization the Alliance successfully: secured funding for and advanced the development of a Teton County wildlife crossings master plan, reached a resolution with the Forest Service that reduces the community’s reliance on supplemental elk feeding, backed local resolutions recognizing the value of our public lands and opposing their transfer to state control, advocated for updates to Jackson’s downtown land use rules that prioritize housing the community’s middle class over more new corporate hotels, graduated 106 new conservation superheroes with the skills and knowledge to create a better future from the Conservation Leadership Institute, empowered hundreds of volunteers to engage thousands of their friends and neighbors to participate in the civic process, and much more.
Now, Craig works at a larger scale as a Director of Conservation Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation helping state affiliate organizations in Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming achieve national and regional conservation victories.
Craig lives in Jackson Hole with his wife Stacy, and their children Piper and Ryder. When Craig isn't working for the National Wildlife Federation you can find him camping with family and friends across the intermountain West, skiing in the backcountry, or trail running on our American public lands.
We Work On Conservation Issues
Since 1937 Wyoming Wildlife Federation has been the champion of wildlife, conservation, and outdoor access issues in Wyoming.
Access & Outdoor Opportunities
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Over the years we've developed great relationships with other companies and organizations who are committed to helping us do our work.
Programs That Make A Difference
Wyoming faces complex conservation challenges and Wyoming Wildlife Federation has put together a diverse set of programs to address them.