Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation







2015 Chuck and Chip Golf Tournament

The 5th annual Cowboy Chuck and Chip Golf Tournament will be held August 11 in Douglas. 

Sponsor Letter
Donation Card


Gary Beach memorial scholarship available

The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation (WNRF) will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship.  This $1,200 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year is available to University of Wyoming students enrolled at the Junior level or higher.

The Gary Beach scholarship was created in 2006 in honor of Gary Beach, a long time Department of Environmental Quality employee.  Beach served for several years as the Administrator of the water quality division and was instrumental in working with local conservation districts to establish the local watershed planning approach to address Wyoming’s impaired waterbodies.

University of Wyoming students focusing on natural resource management are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:  The applicant must have completed at least 59 credit hours (be enrolled at the junior level or higher) and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.  The applicant must be enrolled at the University of Wyoming in one of the following academic majors: environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed management or a related field.  Students planning to live and work in Wyoming after graduation are given preference during selection.  Additional preference is given to those students from Wyoming.

Applications, copy of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and one letter of recommendation should be submitted no later July 31, 2015 to the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation; Bobbie Frank, Executive Director; 517 E. 19th Street; Cheyenne, WY 82001 or bobbie.frank@conservewy.com.

Scholarship Criteria

Living Legacy Program

2013 Tree Location Guide or click here to download the pdf version

2014 Living Legacy Program Map

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 bobbie.frank@conservewy.com.  Additional information on donations for the 2015 season should be available after the first of the year. 

2014 Living Legacy Program donors were recognized at the dedication ceremony held during the Wyoming State Fair on August 15. 

2014 Chuck and Chip Golf Tournament

The 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 Winners:

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 Holtzclaw
Closest to the Pin #2 - Evan Helenbolt
Closest to the Pin #5 - Aaron Bentley
Ladies Closest to the Pin #3 - Jeanie Wolford
Longest Drive #10 - Justin Binfit
Ladies Longest Drive #10 - Catie Lohse
Men's Longest Putt #16 - Randy Mrsey
Ladies Longest Putt #16 - Laura Drake


2013 WNRF Annual Report

Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation | 517 E. 19th Street | Cheyenne, WY 82001 | phone: (307) 778-8335 | fax: (307) 638-4099 | bobbie.frank@conservewy.com