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Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaboratives to Meet in February

The Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation facilitates several outdoor recreation collaboratives convened throughout the state by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails.

These initiatives bring together local community members, recreation stakeholders, businesses, conservation groups, federal and state agencies, and elected officials to identify and prioritize opportunities for the growth and enhancement of outdoor recreation.

Dates, times, locations, and call-in information are as follows:

·        Northeast Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (NEWORC - Campbell, Crook, and Weston counties) - February 7th from 5 PM to 7 PM, location Campbell County Library in Gillette. Guest speaker Patrick Harrington, on behalf of Curt Gowdy State Park. Join virtually at meet.google.com/qdf-jxoh-ggg or dial: ‪‪(US) +1 424-265-2846 PIN: ‪893 996 931#

·        Bighorn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (BBORC - Hot Springs, Washakie, and Bighorn counties) - February 8th from 5 PM to 7 PM, location Big Horn REA in Basin. Guest speakers: Inna Thorn and Bryce Stevens, Backcountry Discovery Routes, and Keven Belanger, Rails to Trails Conservancy. Join virtually at meet.google.com/uay-sdua-wab or dial US) +1 502-547-4641 PIN: ‪868 546 338#

·        Park County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (PCORC) - February 9th from 5 PM to 7 PM, location Gestalt Studios in Powell. Guest speaker Keven Belanger, Rails to Trails Conservancy. Join virtually at meet.google.com/kii-wwrx-bap or dial (US) +1 502-791-5456 PIN: ‪166 932 821#

·        Natrona County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (NCORC) - February 17th from 5 PM to 7 PM, location Platte River Trails at the Tate Pumphouse in Casper. Guest speakers Panel of Members from other Collaboratives. Join virtually at meet.google.com/ypb-mtbn-puc or dial: ‪(US) +1 419-751-4055 PIN: ‪554 220 106#

 Natrona County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (NCORC) will host their first general public meeting as Wyoming Outdoor Recreation’s seventh statewide initiative. Meetings for Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (WRORC), Sweetwater County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (SCORC) and Great Divide Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (GDORC) will be held in March; details will be announced at a later date.

Members of the public are welcome to attend collaborative meetings in-person or virtually. There will be a designated time for public comment near the end of each meeting.

Established by recommendation of the 2017 Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force, the Office of Outdoor Recreation aims to diversify Wyoming’s economy by expanding, enhancing, and promoting responsible recreational opportunities through collaboration, outreach, and coordination with stakeholders, landowners, private industry, and public officials. 

Learn more about the Office and future community collaboratives by following us on social media or visiting www.wyorec.com.