tax-deductible donation to the WNRF enters you in a drawing to win a
2014 John Deere XUV 550 Gator, or half of a grass fed beef. The
drawing will be held on November 19, in Sheridan at the WACD/WNRF
Only 650 tickets will be distributed.
The Wyoming Natural
Resource Foundation (WNRF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
conserving Wyoming’s natural resources, heritage and culture. The
WNRF is a sister organization to the Wyoming Association of
The WNRF is working with
conservation districts to:
Wyoming’s natural resource and agricultural tax base
and promote wise and multiple use of Wyoming’s natural resources
and enhance water quality and quantity, wildlife habitat,
conservation forestry and education
locally led water quality and watershed planning efforts
the capacity of local districts to better serve their constituents
a scholarship to a Wyoming student through the Gary Beach Memorial
the Olin Sims Endowment Fund
youth and adult natural resource education, and more...
Special thanks to
Stotz Equipment and Rafter H Cattle
Gary Beach Memorial
University of Wyoming
student awarded Beach scholarship
Cheyenne - -“We are
pleased to award the Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship to Rebecca
Burton, a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management student at
the University”, said Bobbie Frank, Executive Director of the
Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation.
Burton plans to stay in
Wyoming and use her education to preserve and protect Wyoming’s
wildlife. She hopes to gain employment with the Wyoming Game & Fish
Department as a Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist upon graduation.
graduated from Saratoga Middle High School in 2011. In addition to
her studies, Burton is employed by the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins
Conservation District as a seasonal Resource Technician
The Gary Beach
scholarship was created in 2006 by the Wyoming Natural Resource
Foundation in honor of Gary Beach, a long time employee of the
Department of Environmental Quality. Beach was instrumental in
working with local conservation districts to establish a grassroots
driven watershed planning effort to address Wyoming’s impaired
waters. Thanks to the generosity of Beach’s family the
scholarship has been continued.
The WNRF offered
this $1,200 Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship to University of Wyoming
students enrolled at junior status or higher. Students studying
natural resource management or related fields were encouraged to
apply, and students planning to live and work in Wyoming after
graduation were given preference during selection. For more
In 2006 the Wyoming Board of Agriculture created the Living Legacy
Program. The 100+ year old cottonwood trees at Wyoming State
Fair Park were being removed to their age. The trees were
unsafe, and unsightly. The Board felt they could replace those
trees with new healthy ones so they initiated a program where people
could donate trees.
Due to overwhelming interest, the program has been expanded to
include installation of beautiful tree guards to provide added
protection to the new trees and beautify the State Fair Park.
The Board of Agriculture has partnered with the Wyoming Natural
Resource Foundation to enhance the program.
We would like to thank the 2014 donors: Craig & Carol Cooper Family,
Jack & Stanetta Twiford, Jay & Linda Butler, Robinson Ranch and
Helluva Hunt. For more information on how to become a donor,
please contact the WNRF at 307-632-5716 or
Additional information on donations for the 2015 season should be
available after the first of the year.
Legacy Program donors were recognized at the dedication ceremony
held during the Wyoming State Fair on August 15.
2014 Chuck and Chip Golf
Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation and the Wyoming FFA Foundation
had another successful Chuck and Chip Golf Tournament in 2014. We
are already making plans for 2015. Congratulations to the 2014
1st Place Team- Ed Merrill, Dave Hatten, Kevin Teton, Joey Johnson
2nd Place Team -
Laura Drake, Tina Hunter, Joe Hunter, John Carey
3rd Place Team -
Nick Siddle, Ty Berry, Craig Spatz, Damien Christensen
4th Place Team- Keith Geis, Brett Malm, Aaron Bentley, Joe