About the Wyoming Wildlife Federation
Federal Tax ID - 23-7002578

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF), established in 1937, is Wyoming's oldest and largest statewide sportsmen advocacy and conservation organization.

Mission Statement: The Wyoming Wildlife Federation works to conserve wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities.

WWF is governed by a Board of Directors, including 12 associate directors who represent the membership at large, and a number of affiliate directors who represent WWF affiliate organizations. Affiliate directors sit as ex officio members. WWF is located in Lander, WY and has an office in Jackson.

WWF excels at organizing the traditional sportsmen community on current, relevant and important conservation issues. Recent WWF campaigns have included Sportsmen for the Wyoming Range, the Greater Little Mountain Coalition, and the development of both renewable (e.g., wind) and non-renewable (e.g., natural gas and oil shale) energy in important wildlife habitats in Wyoming. WWF has also been active in campaigns to maintain hunting and fishing access. WWF has consistently sought to maintain a moderate and principled position on contentious issues. They consistently lobby the Wyoming State Legislature on issues that affect wildlife in Wyoming. WWF members are also involved in numerous on-the-ground projects to improve wildlife habitat in Wyoming.

WWF is an affiliate of National Wildlife Federation (NWF), though they do not always agree with NWF on some issues.

For more information or to view awards, visit us at:

-WWF Conservation Award Recipients

-WWF Website - http://www.wyomingwildlife.org/

-Sportsmen's Action Network - http://www.sportsmensactionnetwork.org/

-Social Media - http://www.wyomingwildlife.org/ht/d/sp/i/60378/pid/60378

Wyoming Wildlife Federation Staff:

Executive Director
Position Currently Open

Steve Kilpatrick

Steve lives in Jackson, Wyoming where he has resided and raised three children for the past 27 years. He grew up in Nebraska and earned a BS and MS in Wildlife Management from the University of Nebraska. His passion for wildlife and the backcountry come from working as a habitat biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the past 33 years in the Torrington and Jackson areas. Steve is a member of several conservation and professional organizations and has been frequently recognized for his collaborative team building efforts. He engages in the plethora of outdoor amenities offered in the Jackson area: horse packing, hunting, hiking, back country skiing, rafting, and camping. His personal goal is to sleep on the ground 5-6 weeks and cover several hundred miles on mule/horseback per year. His professional goals are to continue representing our silent constituents (wildlife), and conserve the future of our natural resources by advocating for habitat integrity and youth involvement.

Field Director
Joy Bannon

Joy lives in Lander, Wyoming with her husband Aaron. She grew up in Iowa where she gained her appreciation for nature through the back woods of Sioux City. Joy received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming through an inter-disciplinary program in Environment and Natural Resources as well as Political Science. Recently, she accepted to participate in Leadership Wyoming for the Class of 2010. Aaron and Joy like to take long hikes, camp, fish, climb and enjoy the state's diverse landscape. As Field Director for WWF, she works for access, to maintain the health of our wild lands, air and water, and for outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen, and wildlife watchers so we can enjoy our public lands now and in the future.

Business Administrator
Dot Newton

Dot Newton joined WWF in 2013 as the Business Administrator.  She grew up in Laramie and has lived for many years in Lander, after stints in Washington state and Colorado.  She has spent most of her career working on environmental issues, specializing in recycling and solid waste.  Her non-profit and business backgrounds provide a great skill set that are utilized by WWF in many aspects.  Her focus is on updating membership lists, fund raising efforts, running the office and other tasks.

Wyoming Wildlife Federation Board Members:

Dave Moody (President)
Email: dmoody@wyoming.com
Phone: 307-332-4136

Dave has been a Wyoming resident for over 33 years. He is married to Melody and has two children, Shannon and Justin, and one grandchild, Madeline. Mel and Dave live in Lander along with two horses and two hunting dogs. Dave received his Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming in 1976. He is a conservation professional, who has served in a variety of positions with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, including: Terrestrial Wildlife Biologist in Baggs (1977-1987), Regional Wildlife Management Coordinator in Jackson (1987-1993), Regional Wildlife Management Coordinator in Lander (1993-present). Dave oversees most aspects of data collection, analysis, and management plan development for grizzly bears, black bears, and mountain lions. Dave has been a member of WWF since 1978. He received the WWF Conservationist of the Year Award from the Federation in 1983 and 1984 for his efforts to protect crucial wintering ranges for antelope and served on the WWF Board of Directors from 1989 to 1992. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, and mediocre golfer. Dave belongs to several professional organizations which include the Wildlife Society, International Bear Association, and Wyoming Game and Fish Biologists Association. He is also a member of several environmental organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy.

Bill Alldredge (Vice President)
Email: alldredge@tctwest.net
Phone: 307-867-2518

Bill lives in Thermopolis, Wyoming, where he resides along Owl Creek some 25 miles northwest of town, with his horses and mules and two Golden Retrievers. He has a son, Matthew, who is a wildlife researcher, and two grandsons - Brennen and Mason. His daughter, Joalie, is a teacher. He has been involved with the Wyoming Wildlife Federation since the 1980's. Bill spent a rewarding 30 year career as an educator and wildlife researcher in the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University. He retains Professor Emeritus status in that Department where he also served as Chair of the Wildlife Major. An avid bow hunter, bird hunter, and fly fisher, Bill also enjoys birding, retriever training and packing. He remains professionally active and is a member of The Wildlife Society and the American Society of Mammalogists. In addition to the Wyoming Wildlife Federation Board, Bill is a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Project Advisory Committee, the Governor's Non-point Source Pollution Task Force and the Big Horn Basin Sage Grouse Working Group. Bill is devoted to working for wild things, wild places and the people who enjoy them.

Armond Acri (Secretary)
Email: anacri_wwf@hotmail.com
Phone: 307-699-0436      

Armond Acri is a retired chemical engineer who worked on construction projects all over North America. His work led him to Green River, Wyoming in 1990. His travels made him appreciate the wildlife that Wyoming has to offer. He semi-retired in 2007 to pursue a passion for protecting and improving wildlife habitat. To indulge that passion he served a precious stint on the Board of WWF, helps remove barbed wire fence, helps with sage grouse lek surveys and serves as the chair of the Upper Snake River Basin Sage Grouse Local Working Group. He has made two trips to Washington D.C. to lobby for wildlife in Wyoming. Armond now works part time for a non-profit involved in land use issues in Teton County. He lives in Jackson with his two Labradors, Luc and Hammer. When he is not hunting waterfowl, he is thinking about hunting waterfowl while draining the dogs, skiing, fishing and exploring the backcountry of Wyoming. He tries to spend enough time hunting big game to fill the freezer and get a few bones for the dogs

Richard Oblak
Email: richardoblak@yahoo.com
Phone: 307-631-1287

Rich has lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming for the last 23 years. He recently retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of active duty service. Rich has two boys - Kevin, 20 and Brian, 17 along with a stepdaughter, MacKenzie, 8. Rich's interest for the outdoors began with fishing trips with his father and grandfather on the banks of Lake Michigan in Illinois and has become an avid big game and waterfowl hunter since his arrival in Wyoming in 1986. He now enjoys trips to the field with his sons, stepdaughter, and wife, Betsy.

Lonnie Allred
Phone: 307-856-9728

Lonnie Allred lives in Riverton, Wyoming. He has one son, Tim, and a granddaughter, Sailor. He entered the Marine Corps in November 1964 and was honorably discharged in November 1968 after serving in Vietnam in1966-67. He graduated Casper College with an associate's degree in Agriculture. He then enrolled in the University of Wyoming and graduated with a degree in Range Management in the spring of 1974. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Farmer's Home Association as a loan office, stationed in several Wyoming cities including Douglas, Casper, Basin, Rawlins, Evanston, and Riverton. He enrolled at Central Wyoming College in Riverton in Auto Technology and graduated in 2006. He has been a member of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation for many years and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2005. He enjoys trapping, hunting, and fishing, but would rather watch and help preserve Wyoming's wildlife and wild places for future hunting, fishing, and watching.

Harold Schultz
(Acting Treasurer)
Email: harolds@wyoming.com
Phone: 307-856-4555

Harold lives in Riverton, Wyoming with his wife, Veronika. They have a grown daughter, Erika, living in Seattle. Harold is a long-time board member, coming onto the board in the late 1980's. He came to Wyoming in 1960 at the age of twelve. Already by then a confirmed hunting and fishing "nut", he felt that Wyoming was as close to heaven as one was going to get in this life. Later, he decided that if wildlife and wild places were to be preserved, someone had to fight for them. WWF, with its positions and values was the organization that came closest to his own values and beliefs. He has been with them ever since.

Reg Rothwell (NWF Affiliate Representative)
Email: rrothw@hotmail.com
Phone: 307-637-8734

Reg Rothwell received his Bachelor's degree in Pre-Medicine from Westminster College in 1971. He received his Master's degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming in 1977. He retired in June 2010 after serving several positions in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department including Special Projects Biologist, Region Wildlife Biologist for SE Wyoming, Staff Biologist in Cheyenne, and Supervisor of Biological Services. He chaired the All Wildlife Committee of the Wyoming Governor's Big Game License Coalition, the Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Committee, The Wyoming Black-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Team, and the WLCI Science Committee. Reg received the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director's Award in 2002. He is an avid hunter, hiker and skier. His WWF interests include growing its membership, strengthening the Federation's relationship and collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the federal land management agencies, providing better information to the public on conservation issues and the WWF's position on and involvement in those issues.

Janet Marschner 
Email: jmmarschner@gmail.com
Phone: 307-631-3814

Janet lives in Cheyenne, WY, where she spends time with her horses, miniat
ure donkey and several dogs and cats. She has had a rewarding 30 year career as a General Contractor/Real Estate Developer and a CPA.  An avid big game hunter, bird hunter, fly fisherwoman, and trap shooter, Janet also enjoys spending time with her horse Prairie in the WY backcountry.  She is an active member of the Wyoming community serving on several non-profit boards and volunteers as a Hunter Education Instructor for WY Game & Fish and travels globally for Habitat for Humanity.  Janet is devoted to mentoring youth in enjoying Wyoming's outdoors.  She is an advocate for Wyoming's wildlife and public lands for future generations to enjoy hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Chuck Butterfield
Email: chuck@y2consultants.com
Phone: 307-413-4800

Conservation is a state of harmony between man and land - Aldo Leopold.

Without habitat we have no wildlife.  Development is going to occur whether we like it or not.  My goal in returning to Wyoming is to make a difference and mitigate this development so that we can still have wild places and meet our growing world's needs in a responsible manner.  Remember farmers and ranchers are the largest wildlife habitat managers in the world.  If we work with them to do it right, we all win!

Brianna Jones
Email: brileighjones@gmail.com

Wyoming's wide open spaces has been a passion for Bri since her early childhood in Wheatland. She's a 2009 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BA in International Studies and Political Science. She's worked across the country with various organizations and campaigns before returning to her home state in 2015 to head up the Equality State Policy Center. In her spare time, you'll find Bri enjoying the Wyoming outdoors and dabbling in photography and she takes every opportunity to travel the world. Bri also serves on the board of the National Wildlife Federation representing Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

Mac Black (Affiliate Director)

Email: macndeb@tritel.net
Phone: 307-754-9090

Mac lives in Powell, Wyoming. He has three children and eight grandchildren. Mac was raised on a cattle ranch near Grand Junction, Colorado. He graduated in 1967 from Colorado State University. Mac started his career with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as a Game Warden in 1967. During his 38-year career, he has been stationed in Riverton, Daytona, Rawlins, Ten Sleep, and Powell. His 25 years in the Powell District included the Sunlight Basin and Beartooth Mountain Range with a wide diversity of wildlife to protect and manage. He retired in 2005, but is active in the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, Powell Valley Recycling, the Wyoming Game Warden's Association, and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. The main reason Mac wants to be on the WWF Board is to represent sportsmen. maintain public access, and secure hunting opportunity. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

Steve Martin (Affiliate Director)
Email: stmartin@wyoming.com
Phone: 307-362-2599

National Wildlife Federation:

Lew Carpenter (Regional Representative)
2995 Baseline Rd, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80303
Email: carpenterl@nwf.org
Phone: 303-441-5164

Kathy Hadley (Western Vice Chair)
Montana Wildlife Federation
1016 Eastside Road
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

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