Field to Table

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation works to conserve Wyoming’s wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities. The vision of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation is a Wyoming with well-conserved fish and wildlife populations, healthy habitats, and engaged conservationists.

This Field to Table Dinner and Fundraiser aims to engage a diverse audience around common goals and issues within the wildlife and habitat conservation space, bringing people together over local food and celebrating a local, community based conservation effort. 

 

The Details                                                                                      

  • May 4th, 2018
  • Joyvagen Cycles 901 12th ST. Cody, WY
  • Doors 5:30, Food 6:00
  • Event is FREE to the public
  • Donations and contributions are appreciated

The Goal

As the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, we want to connect with communities around the state, to highlight our work, and to address issues around wildlife and habitat. Ultimately we want to celebrate our shared interests around wildlife, wildlands, and our outdoor heritage – with an aim to engage, and empower Wyoming conservationists around these issues – all coming together through local wild-game dishes and Wyoming spirits. This fundraiser event will aid the federation in our conservation and public outreach efforts in Park County and across Wyoming.

Who

Your host will be Wyoming Wildlife Federation board member, Rob Coe. Rob is a Cody native and his family has been actively involved in various facets of the Cody community. Rob grew up hunting and fishing throughout the Bighorn Basin and was involved with the operation of Pahaska Tepee, near the east gate of the Park, an operation that he now runs full-time. As a Cody local, he understand the value of a local, community-based effort around conservation.  

Local chef and all-around ‘renaissance man’ Jacob Scott grew up in Cody and has raised his three boys here. As a hunter, angler, and outdoor enthusiast, he was the natural choice when we looked to menu and food preparation. His experience, talent, and vested interest in Wyoming’s hunting and angling heritage makes him the perfect fit for this event. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with what he comes up with for the evening.

Chris Guyer, the owner of Joyvagen Cycles has generously donated his business space for the event – a beautiful space with plenty of indoor and outdoor access. Chris grew up in Montana, but has long been active in the Cody outdoor recreation community. As a climber and biker, he values the incredible outdoor opportunities that abound in the Cody area, and he has built a local business that encourages people to get outside and enjoy these landscapes and the wildlife that call them home. What is more, he is actively pursuing hunting and angling as additional ways to experience all that Wyoming has to offer.

Kyle Hanson is a local artist and Cody native. His work is incredibly unique and takes the ‘wild’ aspects of Wyoming and translates them into pieces of western art that have a more modern feel. When we approached Kyle about helping with the artwork for the event, he immediately said yes and generously donated his time and art to our efforts in creating a unique design for the event. His work is on display on our event poster and invites. He will have art at the event for purchase and we encourage you to check it out.

Wes Roemmich of Fang Mountain U.S.A is a local knife maker who hand forges his knives into unique, utility-based pieces that are equally at home on display or in a sheath on your hip. We is a Cody local who has been an active hunter and angler throughout his life. One of his pieces was incorporated into into the artwork for the event and is featured on our poster and invites. He will have work on display at the event as well.

This event would not at all be possible without the incredible work, commitment, and generosity of so many. We want to offer a special thank you to Joe Kondelis of the Western Bear Foundation for his help in organizing and logistics, and Black Tooth Brewing out of Sheridan who is donating the beer for the event.

We look forward to seeing you there and connecting with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Landon Blanchard at landonb@wyomingwildlife.org.

Thank you!