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Outdoor Recreation Task Force

Governor Matt Mead created the Outdoor Recreation Task Force in 2016 to assess Wyoming’s outdoor recreation economic sector, needs for now and the future, relationships with land access, and the possible creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation. The task force will accomplish this through education, transparency, and communication between constituents and governmental agencies. At the behest of the governor, the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Office appointed members to the Outdoor Recreation Task Force and hired the Ruckelshaus Institute's Jessica Western to facilitate the group. The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will identify and evaluate options that meet the needs of the many stakeholders involved and will develop near- and long-term strategies, recommendations, and measurable actions that the state (working with federal partners and private interests) can implement.

Task Force Information

Click here to view the Outdoor Recreation Task Force Charter as a pdf.

Click here to visit the Wyoming Outdoor Recration Task Force website for meeting materials and additional information.

Task Force Members

Name Interest

Wes Allen, Cody

Regina Woodhouse, Cheyenne

Cade Maestes, Lander

Erik Aune, Casper

Lee Livingston, Powell/Cody

Mark Jenkins, Laramie

Gary Wilmot, Lander

Janet Marschner, Cheyenne

Andrew Gast, Sheridan

Melanie Arnett, Laramie

Bert Miller, Cody/Laramie

Domenic Bravo, Cheyenne

Jessica Crowder, Cheyenne

Ben Bump, Cheyenne

Renny McKay, Cheyenne

Cameron Ross, Cheyenne

Shawn Reese, Cheyenne

Tricia O'Conner, Jackson

Jared Oakleaf, Lander

Claire Smith, Lander

Rick Manchester, Cody

Mark Lyon, Rock Springs

Melissa Turley, Jackson

Joe Milczewski, Cheyenne

Ogden Driskill, Devil's Tower

Chris Wichmann, Cheyenne

Outdoor recreation business

Outdoor recreation business

Firearm business

Fishing guide

County commissioner, hunting guide

University of Wyoming, climbing community


Conservation, sports

Recreation sports

Non-motorized recreation

Motorized recreation

Wyoming State Parks

Wyoming Governor’s Office

Wyoming State Lands and Investments

Wyoming Game and Fish Department


Wyoming Business Council

U.S. Forest Service

Bureau of Land Management

National Outdoor Leadership School

Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association



Oil and gas industry



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