Gary Beach memorial scholarship available
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.
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
2015 Chuck and Chip Golf
The 5th annual Cowboy Chuck and Chip
Golf Tournament will be held August 11 in Douglas.
Living Legacy Program
2013 Tree Location Guide or click
here to download the pdf
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
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
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 -
Ladies Longest Drive
#10 - Catie Lohse
Men's Longest Putt
#16 - Randy Mrsey
Ladies Longest Putt
#16 - Laura Drake
2013 WNRF Annual Report