The Powder River Basin Resource Council, in partnership with researchers at the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, has unveiled Wyoming Voices, a pilot project looking at how storytelling may support communities in transition.
Through this process, eight participants from Southwest Wyoming told their personal stories of loving and living in the region.
One of those willing to share her experience was Michele Irwin, who lives near Green River in rural Sweetwater County, near the Seedskedee National Wildlife Refuge.
She’s an artist, and is an organizer for Powder River Basin Resource Council. Michelle and her husband are being raised by buffalo and Airedales.
Here’s her story. Video courtesy of Powder River Basin Resource Council Wyoming Voices Project. More videos can be found on Powder River’s YouTube Channel.