Wyoming Range

The Wyoming Range is an isolated range of peaks rising up from sloping foothills and vast sagebrush plains that runs for about eighty miles in a north-south direction.

In western Wyoming, south of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, the Wyoming Range is an isolated range of peaks rising up from sloping foothills and vast sagebrush plains that runs for about eighty miles in a north-south direction. The Wyoming Range is popular for a variety of reasons, but especially for its impressive big-game populations, which include some of the densest populations of mule deer in the state, four elk herds and half the state's moose.

Why the Wyoming Range

The mountains of the Wyoming Range are too special to drill, yet their world-class recreation, wildlife and water resources are threatened by proposed oil and gas development.

Work we are doing

At Wilderness, we're working to protect the world-class wildlife and recreation resources of the Wyoming Range from reckless oil and gas drilling.

Our partners

At Wilderness, we are working with local coalition partners to steer oil and gas drilling away from the most sensitive wildlands and to expire leases that could contribute to more drilling and more contamination of this vulnerable place.

  • BLM Planning 2.0 hearing support documents

  • 2015 Audited Financial Statements

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.