CHEYENNE — In the Cowboy State, there’s a special way to recognize people who devote their lives to the conservation of Wyoming’s outdoor heritage. These conservationists, past and present, can be nominated for the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant, lasting lifetime contributions to the conservation of Wyoming’s outdoor heritage, and 2018 nominations are being accepted until Dec. 1.
“The Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame celebrates the many conservationists and sportspeople across Wyoming who work to ensure the wildlife resources in Wyoming remain for future generations,” said Scott Talbott, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
“As chair of the Outdoor Hall of Fame committee, I invite you to submit a nomination this year to honor a person who has given his or her life’s work to Wyoming’s outdoors.”
Since 2004, the Outdoor Hall of Fame has recognized individuals who have worked consistently over many years to conserve Wyoming’s natural resources through volunteer service, environmental restoration, educational activities, audio/visual and written media, the arts, and political and individual leadership.
Nominees have the opportunity to join well-known inductees such as Curt Gowdy, Olaus and Mardy Murie, President Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Cody.
The induction ceremony will take place in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West in March; tickets will be available for the public to attend.
A nomination packet and an outline of criteria for consideration are available on the Game and Fish website.