Paula Hunker is the associate state director for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. She joined the Conservancy in 2000 as director of land conservation, taking on the role of associate state director in 2003. She oversees the program directors throughout the state as well as taking on a lead role in the Conservancy’s land transactions. Paula is currently a member of the Fremont County Planning Commission. She recently ended a two-term appointment as the public at large member of the Wyoming Real Estate Commission. A Wyoming resident since 1974, Paula has been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, a media specialist/teacher for the Lander School system, a videography instructor for Central Wyoming College and a rancher, spending 18 years running a ranch with her husband, George, in Crowheart. She brings an understanding of both the traditional ranching and second-home communities found in Wyoming. Paula has been married for 36 years and is the mother of three grown children. When not reading or working, one can find her outside with her family hiking, fly fishing, gardening or having adventures in remote places.
Acting State Director