Wyoming has some of the most scenic and untouched wilderness areas in the United States and the Wyoming Wilderness Association does its best to protect that land.
During the summer months the staff at the association take young interns under their wings, interns that love the outdoors, and teach them about Wyoming lands and the functions of non-profits.
Marielle Dejong came to Sheridan after applying for one of the intern positions. After a family vacation through Wyoming, she knew she had to come back.
It isn't just taking hikes and looking at pretty flowers. Liz Howell, founder of the Association, says they get a pretty good education in the two months they stay.
Heather Davis drove up from Denton, Texas, to be part of the intern program. She's never seen an aspen before, but for her, learning about community organizing is a tremendous experience.
MJ Peters comes to from Colorado. She's taking a wilderness characteristics inventory in the Lander area. There's one difference she's noticed in Wyoming.
The staff at the Wilderness Association also glean from the interns. Liz Howell...
Heather, the intern from Texas, shares this wisdom for those of us living here.
To learn more about the Wyoming Wilderness Association contact it at 672-2751.