Join The Nature Conservancy and your neighbors to celebrate nature and community at the Cody Community Days!
This three-day series of free events includes a community reception, film screening and a variety of outdoor activities at Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve.
Cody Community Reception
Thursday, June 1 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave, Cody
Enjoy a light refreshment while learning how Wyoming’s big game migrations can be conserved by connecting and improving habitats. TNC’s Migration Program Director Abby Scott and Director of Science Dr. Corinna Riginos will lead a presentation followed by time for questions and the opportunity to discuss topics in smaller groups.
Please RSVP by May 23.
Film Screening and Discussion: "For Everything There Was a Season"
Friday, June 2 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Coe Auditorium
720 Sheridan Ave, Cody
Join Trevor Bloom, filmmaker and TNC’s Community Ecologist, for the premiere of the 20-minute film For Everything There Was a Season. The film shows how our changing climate is impacting animals and plants across the Greater Yellowstone region. You’ll leave with tangible actions you can take for positive change. Light appetizers provided and a cash bar will be available.
Heart Mountain Community Events
Saturday, June 3 | 8:00 AM
Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve
Choose one of four fun-filled activities happening concurrently at The Nature Conservancy’s Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve.
- Guided Hike: Join a full-day excursion to the summit of Heart Mountain with Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve Manager Brian Peters. 7-8 hours; approximately 8 miles. Strenuous.
Wildflower Watch: Be a scientist for a day! Help collect data on how native plants are responding to a changing climate and other disturbances, with Community Ecologist Trevor Bloom as your guide. After completing this activity, you will be empowered to help collect data along several popular hiking trails in the Cody area. 2-2.5 hours; approximately 2 miles. Moderate.
- Kids’ Migration Activity: Run, jump and crawl through an obstacle course while learning about migration with our Migration Program Director, Abby Scott. 30 minutes. Easy.
- Self-exploration: Explore the preserve at your own pace between 8 AM and 4 PM without joining an activity.
Visiting Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve
Upon arrival, please sign in at the information kiosk at the preserve entrance.
An accompanying adult must supervise any person under the age of 18.
No pets, aside from licensed service animals for assistance, are permitted on the preserve.
All waste will need to be packed out.
Public restrooms are available at the preserve.
We suggest bringing plenty of food and water, rain gear, bear spray, hiking boots, sunscreen and a hat for any of our activities.
Weather is unpredictable on the preserve. Make sure you are prepared for a wide range of conditions.