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 his experience was Dana Furgason, who lives in Sweetwater County near Rock Springs. He is retired from the Jim Bridger Power Plant, where he worked for many years.
Dana moved to Wyoming from Oregon in the 1980s during the coal boom, and raised his three daughters to love nature as much as he does. Dana is a member of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 127, AFL-CIO.
Here’s his story. Video courtesy of Powder River Basin Resource Council Wyoming Voices Project.
More videos can be found on Powder River’s YouTube Channel.