Giving Back

The Wyoming Outdoor Weekend (WOW) has been put on through a partnership between the Lander Economic Development Association and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department to showcase the Fremont County area as a premier outdoor recreation destination, promote the local economy, and inspire interest in and conservation of Wyoming’s wildlife resource.

Proceeds raised from the event allow WOW and its sponsors to make a long-lasting impact on our local community and wildlife. Each year proceeds are split between an economic development project and wildlife/habitat project. Here are some of those projects.

WOW funds have been used on the following economic development projects:

  • Broadband expansion in Lander.
  • Reliable air service support.
  • Business recruitment.
  • Supporting efforts for the retention of existing businesses.

WOW funds have benefitted the following wildlife and habitat projects:

  • GPS collars were purchased for bighorn sheep in the Seminoe-Ferris area to monitor movements related to habitat and potential interactions with domestic sheep.
  • Variable messaging signs dedicated to Fremont County have been purchased and deployed to reduce wildlife roadway collisions.
  • Man-made beaver dams on Green Mountain aimed at improving riparian areas.
  • Two lifetime licenses donated to Wyoming youth have been donated to inspire kids and promote future outdoor enthusiasts.