Wyoming Public Lands Day

HELP US CELEBRATE WYOMING’S FIRST PUBLIC LANDS DAY!

The state’s first celebration of Wyoming Public Lands Day is coming up this year on September 28, and we invite you to join us in any of the many activities scheduled around the state to recognize and support our public lands. See below for a list of everything that’s happening around the state.

In 2016, the Keep it Public, Wyoming coalition—business leaders, hunting and angling groups, conservation organizations, and thousands of individual citizens representing outdoor recreation and other multiple uses—joined together to protect Wyoming’s most valuable asset: our public lands. We successfully pushed back on attempts to wrest control of public lands in Wyoming, and then we set our sights on some positive legislation – a bill that would create a state holiday—Wyoming Public Lands Day—to celebrate public lands and recognize their value to Wyoming’s economy and their positive impact on our quality of life. It took us two years and two legislative sessions to accomplish that goal, but we can now recognize this success with the passage of Enrolled Act #109 from the 2019 legislative session! Wyoming is just the third state in the nation to recognize a state Public Lands Day.:

ENROLLED ACT #109 WYOMING PUBLIC LANDS DAY  

The state’s first celebration of Wyoming Public Lands Day is coming up this year on September 28, and we invite you to join us in any of the many activities scheduled around the state to recognize and support our public lands. See below for a list of everything that’s happening around the state.


What: Trail Clean Up
When: September 21, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Cache Creek Trail Head — Jackson, WY
Host: Jackson Hole Conversation Alliance
Contact: Tisa Djahangiri at tisa@jhalliance.org

What: Run the Red Trail Runs — Half Marathon, 45K, and 120K
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: South Pass City, WY
Host: Wyoming Wilderness Association and National Outdoor Leadership School
Contact: Gabe Joyes at runthereddesert@gmail.com
Website: www.runthereddesert.com

What: Sheridan County Public Lands Day Celebration!
When: September 28, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Welch Ranch Special Management Area near Sheridan, WY
Host: Powder River Basin Resource Council
Details: The day will start with volunteer activities (trail maintenance, trash cleanup, etc.), followed by a potluck picnic and an afternoon of hiking and boating. Dispersed tent camping is available for staying overnight.
Contact: Shannon Anderson at sanderson@powderriverbasin.org or 307-672-5809.

What: Forest Friends Public Lands Day Celebration!
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisors Office, Jackson, WY
Host: Friends of the Bridger-Teton
Details: Join one of the BT’s partners for a wide variety of projects—Wild and Scenic River access improvements at Sheep Gulch with the Snake River Fund; weed removal and trail work with Backcountry Horsemen and Mountain Bike the Tetons out of Bryan Flats; tri-basin habitat work with Trout Unlimited; fence-pulls with JHWildlife and plenty more. There will be a kick-off breakfast ceremony at the BTNF Supervisors Office in Jackson, or you can go straight to help a partner on your corner of the Forest.

Website: bttfriends.org/events
Contact: Sarah Walker at sarah@btfriends.org