Laramie, WY – The energy company Encana gave the Wyoming Land Trust 100 thousand dollars. This is the first major donation since the land trust went statewide this summer. Previously it focused solely on Sublette County. The executive director of the Wyoming Land Trust is Lara Ryan. She says this helps them launch their expanded effort and they're grateful for what the gift signifies.
"One of Wyoming's biggest industries, energy, recognized the niche that this organization is going to fill. We really will be the balancer, the problem solver, in linking conservation opportunities to mitigation."
Ryan says Encana's donation will fund all aspects of their work and comes with no strings attached. She says they are also excited about some other, quote, great gifts that are in the pipeline for the land trust.