WCC and State Lands Crews are pictured during a 2013 Conservation and Resource Management Project. Photos from this summer's activities in Fremont County were not available.

WCC Training, Education and Conservation projects just completed locally

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) recently volunteered, alongside State Lands’ staff members on a 10-day conservation and resource management project sponsored by Devon Energy in Fremont County. The program ran from July 7 – July 16. This is the seventh year Devon has sponsored the WCC in support of preservation, restoration and education projects in Wyoming.

Yellowstone hot pool & visitors (Ernie Over photo)

Yellowstone visitation nears two million at the end of July

(Yellowstone National Park) – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of July is up almost 6 percent compared to the previous year.  Visitation for the first seven months of 2014 is nearing the two million mark.
There were 858,857 recreational visits to Yellowstone in July and a total of 1,943,683 for the first seven months of 2014.  That compares to 812,212 recreational visits for July 2013 and 1,828,862 recreational visits for January through July 2013.

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(From left) Aaron Day, Trystan Waldhart, and Caleb Schultejann work on the Rails to Trails. Photo provided by CWC.

CWC Second Wind students give more than 100 hours of community service

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College Second Wind Students have dedicated over 100 hours of service to the community as part of their Co-Curricular credits in the Foundations of Energy and Facilities Maintenance Technician curriculums. The Second Wind program is designed to assist 18-21 year olds who have had a youthful offense make a life change. The program offers students college credit and marketable job skills.