Securing the Future of Conservation

"For some of my classmates, photography was really their first exposure to the outdoors."

-Dylan Rorabaugh, Photographer

With your help, we are:

  • Sponsoring the annual “I Believe in Conservation” high school photo contest to encourage teens to explore and value the outdoors.
  •  Welcoming more than 2,000 visitors to our preserves and ranches each year and hosting community events including our butterfly count, Bio-Bug Collection, Cody Wild West River Fest and Antelope Dash trail run. 
  • Reaching out to 1,800 K-5 students in Teton County with recyclable lunch kits and information on ways to get outside and experience nature.

What Our Supporters Say:
Dylan Rorabaugh

I like to look at things differently and have a different perspective than most people. At Natrona County High School, I really got into photography and that led to winning the Conservancy’s “I Believe in Conservation” high school photo contest. 

For me, outdoor photography makes an experience a memory—a beautiful sunset, mountains stretching above your head.

Photos can be an attention-grabber. People look at an image and then read about the importance of conservation and begin to understand that through a picture’s beauty. 

For some of my classmates, photography was really their first exposure to the outdoors.

We were able to go to Yellowstone National Park, and taking it all in through a camera lens made us pause and appreciate every detail.

Being part of the photo contest has also meant seeing how much photos mean to an organization like the Conservancy—and being part of something that matters. 

Inspired? Contribute to the Conservancy in Wyoming to help us protect the next million acres.

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