As our primary outreach program, the goal of the Living Wyoming Wild initiative is to showcase the diversity and scope of those individuals, businesses, and organizations that know the value of Wyoming’s wild heritage. We look to forge new connections and bolster old ones through storytelling, specialty events, and community engagement programs, all with the aim to grow and empower Wyoming’s conservationists.
Livelihoods Rely On Wildlife and Wild Places
For many in Wyoming, the decline of the oil and gas industry from the historic highs has meant a loss of opportunities to make a living in the Cowboy State. However, the abundant wildlife populations and natural resources mean there are new opportunities to make a living in Wyoming – tourism, media, and the natural sciences making up a large part of this New West Economy.
For many young professionals, the chance to build a career in a state with vast untouched spaces, wildlife to enjoy, and outdoor activities around every corner is the ideal path forward. These three Wyomingites, Connor Rainey, Sam Cook, and Andrew O’Neill agree; our wildlife and wild places are crucial to conserving. With the changing climate around us, it matters now more than ever to ensure we take care of the wild places we have around us; both for us to enjoy, and to empower young Wyomingites to make a living caring for, capturing moments of, and sharing the special places we call home.
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The Issues Addressed
Each Program that Wyoming Wildlife Federation runs affects a variety of different conservation Issues. Click on an Issue to find out more about it.