WHY A WYOMING PUBLIC LANDS DAY?
- Public lands are in Wyoming’s DNA — This bill creates the opportunity for Wyoming people of all stripes and interests to celebrate our public lands legacy and values.
- The bill affirms Wyoming support for keeping our public lands public and open for public access to everyone, regardless of an individual’s income or background. As an annual event, the Public Lands Day will serve as a reminder of these values as well as an opportunity to highlight outdoor opportunities for families and residents.
- Volunteering is a vital part of National Public Lands Day, and a Wyoming-specific celebration would encourage and empower local community participation.
- Outdoor recreation is one of Wyoming’s fasting growing industries, and is almost entirely dependent on access to public lands.