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