Wyoming Landscapes & Communities
The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate some or all of the following strategies:
- Protecting Wyoming’s important landscapes and wildlife
- Building strong communities
- Inspiring civic leadership and engagement
Recent grants made in Wyoming Landscapes & Communities:
Wyoming Pathways works to strengthen communities and enhance public lands across Wyoming by making bicycling and walking safe, convenient, encouraged, and accessible. The organization helps develop, advocate, and secure favorable policies, facilities, and investments in public trails, pathways and complete streets for people in all Wyoming communities, and supports non-motorized recreation and transportation advances through public outreach, legislative efforts, partnerships, education, encouragement, and trail support programs.
Wyoming Outdoor Council
For fifty years, the Wyoming Outdoor Council (WOC) has been the statewide, homegrown conservation organization dedicated to ensuring that Wyoming’s natural resources and environment are safeguarded for current and future generations, and that energy development is planned and regulated responsibly. Acting as advocates, coalition builders, problem solvers and legal experts, WOC brings citizens, policymakers, businesses and government agencies together and offers forward-thinking, science-based solutions. WOC’s work is shaped by a simple but powerful goal: The Wyoming we love is the Wyoming we leave to future generations.
Wyoming Migration Initiative
There are many things that make Wyoming unique, but one of the most striking is the number and distances of its large ungulate migrations, including elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and moose. These migrations are a symbol of Wyoming’s vast intact landscapes and are a vital part of its cultural heritage, as well as an economic driver in the state. The Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) was created to enhance research focus on ungulate migrations. WMI aims to raise awareness of the ecological benefits of these seasonal journeys, their rarity in the global context, and of the threats Wyoming’s migrating ungulates face. WMI makes their findings accessible to the public, and readily available to managers and NGOs for use in sound, science-based conservation and policy decisions.