Wyoming Outdoor Council

Last Chance To Comment On Wyoming’s Wolf Plan
One week remains for public comment on the proposed wolf management plan for Wyoming. Listen here,   Wyoming’s current proposal for wolf management, unlike neighboring states Idaho and Montana, allows for unlicensed hunting of the animal in most of the state for all of the year. Sophie O…
Wild Lands Policy Shelved [AUDIO]
A policy that called for federal acres to be inventoried for Wild lands characteristics has been shelved. The Interior department made the announcement Wednesday  saying the so-called ‘Wild Lands Policy’ will be replaced by locally-supported efforts to preserve wilderness. Listen …
A Possible Lesson From the Japan Nuclear Crisis [AUDIO]
Wyoming has no nuclear power plants but a loss of electricity to other power related industrial facilities could pose risks to human health and livelihoods; That from Steve Jones of the Wyoming Outdoor Council who says Japan’s ongoing crisis underscores the need for robust backup power system…
Countdown to End of Very Rare or Uncommon [AUDIO]
Supporters of a bill ending the ability of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council to designate areas in the state as ‘very rare or uncommon’,  say enough of the state has already been set aside for protection. The bill looks likely to pass. Listen Here: Natrona County Represent…
Very Rare Becomes Rarer For Wyoming
Wyoming News Service The Wyoming Legislature is working to make the state’s “very rare or uncommon” landscapes rarer, and in most cases, make them disappear. A bill that’s passed the House, and is expected to pass the Senate soon, would strip the Environmental Quality Cou…
Wilderness Inventory Protests An Over Reaction
Fearful of a “landgrab” Natrona County Commissioners want to contribute to efforts to stop an inventory by the Bureau of Land Management of lands with potential wilderness qualities. Listen Here:  Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Wyoming’s U.S. Congressional Delegation and the W…
New Greenhouse Gas Regs Begin In New Year
While most in Wyoming don’t like federal regulations of any kind  new EPA rules governing greenhouse gases will soon take effect in the face of the State’s self-imposed restrictions on the regulating process…Ktwo Radio’s,  Karen Snyder,  reports… Lis…