Wyoming Wilderness Association – Sheridan

May 31, 2012

The Wyoming Wilderness Association (WWA) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization first created in 1979 by a group of wilderness advocates and outdoors people who envisioned the Wyoming Wilderness Act.  Headquartered in Sheridan, WWA has offices in Jackson, Dubois and Lander as well.

In 1984, the passage of the Wyoming Wilderness Act brought to all Americans the permanent protection of an additional 1.1 million acres of ecologically diverse, wild country.

The WWA worked hard in the 1970's and 80's to educate and train activists for the ultimate passage of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984. Still today, the Wyoming Wilderness Association is working to protect the state’s public wild lands to ensure a future of wild places for people and wildlife.

In 2003, the WWA was reborn with a new opportunity to protect additional wild watersheds, intact ecosystems, old growth forests, important wildlife habitat, and wildlife migration corridors - wild landscapes that truly deserve lasting protection as Wilderness. As of 2012, WWA's membership has grown to over 700 members

Currently, the whole wilderness system in Wyoming is roughly three million acres. Five million acres of spectacular wild land still remain unprotected and vulnerable to development. Not one acre of new wilderness has been protected in Wyoming since 1984!

For more information visit www.wildwyo.orgor call 307-672-2751.

Wyoming Wilderness Association (WWA) is, once again, pleased to offer summer excursions into various roadless, wild and unique places throughout Wyoming this summer.

All outings are FREE and open to the public.

For more information please call WWA at 307-672-2751 or email cschroth @wildwyo.org to sign up!!!

See you on the trail!