Wyoming Range protected from new leasing!

More than 40,000 acres in the Wyoming Range are now safe from new oil and gas leasing, thanks to YOU writing letters, showing up at meetings and speaking out for more than 10 years.

Some 40,000 acres of the Wyoming Range, just a few hours south of Yellowstone, are now protected from new oil and gas leasing -- thanks to you! (Photo courtesy Craig Benjamin.)

Some 40,000 acres of the Wyoming Range, just a few hours south of Yellowstone, are now protected from new oil and gas leasing -- thanks to you! (Photo courtesy Craig Benjamin.)

Wyoming’s namesake mountain range is just a few hours south of Yellowstone National Park. The Wyoming Range’s towering peaks and lush forests are home to half of Wyoming’s moose, as well as trophy elk and deer. The mountains also provide critical habitat for rare wildlife like lynx and bears. Its crystal clear streams are one of the last places anglers can find native Colorado River cutthroat trout. Thousands of people from around Wyoming and the nation head here every year to camp, hunt, and fish.

This is a place that tens of thousands of hunters, anglers, Democrats, Republicans, ranchers, outfitters, and conservationists have worked to protect for more than a decade. The Forest Service received 62,000 comments from you and everyone in this broad coalition of people who agreed: The Wyoming Range is too special to drill.

The Forest Service did the right thing by offering a “no leasing” option in this special place, and then by listening to the thousands of people who use these mountains with their families. You can thank your public servants at the Bridger-Teton National Forest today with a short email

Thank you for speaking out to protect these last acres of the Wyoming Range. We toast your dedication and hard work!

-- PK (Pat Kearney), Wyoming Conservation Coordinator