Mason Cummings, TWS

Wildlands and wide open spaces

Wyoming’s beautiful wide-open spaces, diverse wildlife and access to public land makes it one of the best states for adventure and rural living. Home to the incomparable Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, there’s plenty of Wyoming to explore outside the parks.

Wyoming may be best known for its mountains, but expansive and stunning sagebrush uplands and desert badlands provide essential wildlife habitat too. Mule deer, elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, raptors, sage-grouse, wolves, bears and many other species roam across Wyoming. Big game herds traverse Wyoming’s spacious public lands for long-distance migrations.

Oil and gas drilling, and other development threatens many of Wyoming’s open spaces and critical wildlife migration corridors. From mountains to plains, we work with local residents to protect these lands and their Western way of life.  

Key wildlife routes at risk
The longest known mule deer migration corridor is at risk to oil and gas development.
Largest concentration of sage grouse habitat
The greater sage-grouse and 350 species depend on this habitat.
759,500+ acres of wildlands could be saved
These lands are eligible for lasting protections.
Major issues in Wyoming

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Our local partners

We work with local conservation and outdoor recreation groups in Wyoming to ensure our conservation efforts are united with local initiatives and the best regional expertise.