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.