In early March, three of Wyoming Outdoor Recreation’s seven collaboratives met for their bi-monthly meetings.
Convened statewide by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, these initiatives bring together local community members, recreational stakeholders, businesses, conservation groups, federal and state agencies and elected officials to identify opportunities for growth and improvement of and to prioritize outdoor recreation.
On March 7th, members of the Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (WRORC) met in Lander, Wyoming. Members enjoyed a presentation by University of Wyoming students on their work to identify Lander and Dubois as gateway communities to the Continental Divide Trail.
Members also heard a presentation from Joe Ellis at the South Pass City Historic Site. The discussion then focused on new and ongoing projects in the area. WRORC represents communities located within Fremont County.
During the Sweetwater County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (SCORC) Members Meeting March 8 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, members participated in presentations from the Bureau of Land Management – High Desert District Office and John Freeman of the Green Belt Task Force. Members discussed several projects including signage support for the Sweetwater Trails Alliance, Flaming Gorge opportunities, Red Desert opportunities and the Killdeer Diversion Dam. SCORC represents communities located in Sweetwater County.
The Great Divide Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (GDORC) met in Laramie, Wyoming on March 10th to discuss the structure of the group and the projects currently underway in the region. Members also made a list of topics and projects to be discussed at future meetings. GDORC represents communities located in Laramie, Albany and Carbon counties.
Dates, times and locations for upcoming cooperation meetings will be announced two weeks in advance. Members of the public are welcome to attend joint sessions in person or virtually, and there is a designated time for public comment towards the end of each session.
Established upon recommendation of the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Taskforce in 2017, the Office of Outdoor Recreation aims to diversify Wyoming’s economy by expanding responsible recreational opportunities through collaboration, outreach and coordination with stakeholders, landowners, private industry and public officials and be encouraged.
Find out more about the office and future community collaborations by following us on social media or by visiting www.wyorec.com.