WYOMING RANGE PRESERVATION

A magnificent wilderness area in west-central Wyoming, with stunning peaks and plunging valleys, the Wyoming Range has long been a favorite of campers, hikers, fishermen, and hunters—as well as energy companies that coveted the natural-gas reserves beneath its eastern flank. Starting in the early 2000s, Joe Ricketts played a key role in funding a campaign waged by more than 35 organizations—including Citizens Protecting the Wyoming Range, Sportsmen for the Wyoming Range, The Wilderness Society, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Trout Unlimited, and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation—to keep the range free of drilling rigs and pipelines. As a result of this campaign, Congress eventually enacted the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, protecting 1,200,000 acres of the Wyoming Range from future oil and gas leasing, thereby ensuring that residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy these national treasures forever.

CONSERVATION PARTNERS

WYOMING RANGE PRESERVATION

A magnificent wilderness area in west-central Wyoming, with stunning peaks and plunging valleys, the Wyoming Range has long been a favorite of campers, hikers, fishermen, and hunters—as well as energy companies that coveted the natural-gas reserves beneath its eastern flank. Starting in the early 2000s, Joe Ricketts played a key role in funding a campaign waged by more than 35 organizations—including Citizens Protecting the Wyoming Range, Sportsmen for the Wyoming Range, The Wilderness Society, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Trout Unlimited, and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation—to keep the range free of drilling rigs and pipelines. As a result of this campaign, Congress eventually enacted the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, protecting 1,200,000 acres of the Wyoming Range from future oil and gas leasing, thereby ensuring that residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy these national treasures forever.

Conservation Partners