Outdoor Recreation Bolsters Wyoming's Economy with $5.6 Billion Annually in Consumer Spending and 50,000 Jobs

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 26, 2017 1:47:05 PM MDT

BOULDER, Colo. – July 26, 2017 — Outdoor recreation is a huge economic force in the state of Wyoming. It generates $5.6 billion annually in consumer spending, directly contributes a whopping 50,000 jobs and contributes $514 million in state and local tax revenue, according to the Outdoor Recreation Economy state report released today by Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). 

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NOLS Joins “We Are Still In” Paris Agreement Coalition

Posted by NOLS on July 20, 2017 7:51:41 AM MDT

On July 17, 2017, NOLS joined the “We Are Still In” coalition of Paris Agreement supporters within the United States following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from this international climate accord. This coalition of nine states, 235 cities and counties, 319 colleges and universities, and 1,680 businesses and investors are publicly recommitting to their climate change goals signaling leadership from within a divided country to our international partners.

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Bridger-Teton National Forest Conserving 40,000 Acres in the Wyoming Range

Posted by Kim Freitas on December 16, 2016 2:03:32 PM MST

Lander, Wyo.—Today the Bridger-Teton National Forest announced almost 40,000 acres in the Wyoming Range are not available for oil and gas development. Many of these acres overlay a key NOLS operating area where 14- and 15-year-old students learn technical backcountry skills and develop leadership on two-week backpacking courses.

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WRMC Presents Risk Management Award to Jay A. Satz

Posted by Kim Freitas on October 21, 2016 3:57:37 PM MDT

LANDER, Wyo.—The Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) presented the eighth annual Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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NOLS Stewardship Award Presented to Jay Pence

Posted by Kim Freitas on October 6, 2016 7:19:53 AM MDT

LANDER, WY—On Saturday, Oct. 8th, NOLS, a global wilderness education school headquartered in Lander, WY, will award the 2016 Stewardship Award to Jay Pence who is the Teton Basin District Ranger for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Presented annually since 1990, The NOLS Stewardship Award and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional stewardship of public lands and the environment.

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Rocky Mountain Power Grant Supports the Lander Valley Leadership Expedition

Posted by Kim Freitas on September 20, 2016 2:11:50 PM MDT

LANDER, WY—NOLS is pleased to announce we received a $4,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to give scholarships for the Lander Valley Leadership Expedition(LVLE).

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Results from National Gap Year Survey Show Positive Outcomes

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 26, 2016 1:35:52 PM MDT

The American Gap Association (AGA) released a report containing results from a new survey on gap year participation among college-age students. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is an accredited gap year provider through the AGA.

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NOLS Instructor Wins Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 8, 2016 3:24:28 PM MST

LANDER, WY– The American Alpine Club (AAC) awarded NOLS Instructor Craig Muderlak the Copp-Dash Inspire Award last week in Golden, Colorado.

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James Mills Receives Paul K. Petzoldt Award for The Adventure Gap book

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 1, 2016 8:19:13 AM MST

LANDER, WY—  The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) presented James Mills with the Paul K. Petzoldt Leadership Award, at the 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership this past weekend.

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Announcing the Second NOLS Exploration Film Tour

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 26, 2016 3:02:09 PM MST

LANDER, WY—The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is excited to announce its second Exploration Film Tour. Come celebrate the wonder of the outdoors through film! The Exploration Film Tour is a series of free events hosted by NOLS featuring six outstanding short films including An American Ascent (Distill, 2013). In 2016, the Exploration Film Tour will share stories that aim to inspire adventurers to pursue their dreams, from reaching remote summits, to paddling the world's oceans, or just exploring their own backyard.

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