A 14-year veteran of the Wyoming Outdoor Council will take the reins in the coming year. Lisa McGee has worked on decade long projects for the conservation organization that have prevented fracking at the Hoback River and stopped oil and gas leasing within the Wyoming Range. She replaces Gary Wilmot who stepped down in September.
The organization follows a five-year strategic plan in its advocacy work — the current one is phasing out by 2019. McGee said the next plan will continue to focus on protecting big game migration corridors, environmental quality, and public lands, “but also there are new issues that we haven’t addressed in as much depth. An example is industrial scale wind development. We’re grappling with that now.”
McGee will officially begin her role as executive director on January 1, 2018. The Wyoming Outdoor Council celebrated its 50th anniversary this fall.