In late November and early December, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation’s six Collaboratives met for their bi-monthly meetings. Organized throughout the state by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, …
In late November and early December, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation’s six Collaboratives met for their bi-monthly meetings. Organized throughout the state by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails, these initiatives bring together local community members, recreation stakeholders, businesses, conservation groups, federal and state agencies, and elected officials to identify and prioritize opportunities for the growth and enhancement of outdoor recreation.
During the Bighorn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative’s (BBORC) Nov. 29 meeting, members enjoyed a Wyoming Outdoor Recreation update from staff and a presentation from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Collaborative members went on to discuss BBORC’s Strategic Plan in breakout sessions and reported back to the group on areas of success and items and projects that remain ongoing.
BBORC represents communities that lie within the eastern and southern portions of the Big Horn Basin (a separate group has been formed for Park County). BBORC was the first collaborative to be assembled, and since its 2018 conception the collaborative “has become an asset to its state and federal partners,” state parks officials say.
February meeting dates, times and locations will be announced by the end of this month. Members of the public are welcome to attend collaborative meetings in-person or virtually, with a designated time for public comment near the end of each meeting.
Established by recommendation of the 2017 Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task force, the Office of Outdoor Recreation aims to diversify Wyoming’s economy by expanding, enhancing, and promoting responsible recreational opportunities through collaboration, outreach, and coordination with stakeholders, landowners, private industry, and public officials.
Learn more about the office and future community collaboratives by following it on social media or visiting www.wyorec.com.