44,720 acres protected on the Eastern Front of the Wyoming Range


Due in large part to the dedicated work of Conservation Alliance grantee, Wyoming Outdoor Council, 44,270 acres along the Eastern Front of the Wyoming Range is now permantely protected from Oil and Gas Leases.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest released its final decision regarding the fate of 44,720 acres of contested oil and gas leases along the eastern front of the Range.  The U.S. Forest Service has listened to the public, the citizens of Wyoming and of the nation, who said this place is too special to drill.  After more than six years of uncertainty, the agency has decided it will not lease these acres for oil and gas development.

Learn more about this decision and the work of the Wyoming Outdoor Council here.