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

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF), established in 1937 and with currently standing membership of approximately 5,000, is Wyoming's oldest and largest statewide sportsmen/conservation organization.

Mission Statement: The Wyoming Wildlife Federation works for hunters, anglers, and other wildlife enthusiasts to protect and enhance habitat, to perpetuate quality hunting and fishing, to protect citizens' right to use public lands and waters, and to promote ethical hunting and fishing.

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 Cheyenne, WY and has offices in Laramie and Lander.

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
Steve Kilpatrick
stevekilpatrick@wyomingwildlife.org
 

Steve and his wife live in Jackson, Wyoming where they have resided and raised their 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
joybannon@wyomingwildlife.org

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.

Public Lands Organizer
Matthew Copeland
matthewcopeland@wyomingwildlife.org

Matthew lives in Lander with his wife, Karly, their young son Everett and assorted household critters. He loves to hunt, fish, hike, climb mountains and generally spend as much time under big skies as possible. Born in Virginia, Matthew moved all over the country as a kid, graduated from Penn State and got to Wyoming as soon as he could. In addition to his work with WWF, Matt is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Grays Sporting Journal, The Drake, and other publications.

Business Administrator
Dot Newton
dotnewton@wyomingwildilfe.org

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 will be utilized by WWF in many aspects.  Her focus will be on updating membership lists, fund raising efforts, running the office and a few other tasks.


Wyoming Wildlife Federation Board Members:


Dave Moody (President)
2012-2014
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)
2012-2014
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)
2011-2013
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

Don Claunch (Treasurer)
Email: dlclaunch@gmail.com
Phone: 307-266-5979 

Don Claunch is a native and life-long resident of Wyoming. Don is a third generation Wyomingite on his father's site, and a forth generation Wyomingite on his mother's side. Born and raised in Casper, Don is a retired healthcare executive where he spent 24 years of his career. Don wishes to ensure that we, our children, our grandchildren and beyond can continue to enjoy what Wyoming outdoors has to offer by assuring abundant game and fish by appropriately managing their habitat and by guaranteeing access to public lands for our citizens. Don has a passion for fly-fishing and has hunted throughout his lifetime. His fondest memories are of his granddad teaching him to fly fish on the Middle Fork of the Powder River, the South Fork of the Shoshone and the Wind River. Don hopes to share many future memories with his 3 grandsons so that they too may share in the most valuable things Wyoming has to offer.

Richard Oblak
2011-2013
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
Email: lallred@wyoming.com 
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

2011-2013
 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.

Jim Whalen
2011-2013
Email: j_whalen@bresnan.net
Phone: 307-634-5282

Jim Whalen is a real estate consultant specializing in land exchanges between private landowners and state and federal agencies. His business aims to facilitate land exchanges which result in consolidated ownership patterns; improved public access; conservation of important wildlife and fish habitat; and enhancements to working agricultural operations. Jim was formerly the program manager for the Sonoran Institute's Partnership for Wyoming's Future project. He helped Wyoming communities deal successfully with growth and land use changes. Prior to his work with the Sonoran Institute, Jim enjoyed a 30 year career with the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. He retired in 2007 as the Assistant Director for the Real Estate & Farm Loan Division. He was responsible for processing and administering all real estate activities and transactions on Wyoming's 3.6 million acres of state land. He holds a degree in Range Management from the University of Wyoming and a Wyoming Real Estate License. Jim is a life member of Trout Unlimited. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting, prairie pool (aka golf), bicycling and gardening - especially with Mary, his wife of 33 years and their three grown children Katherine, Raleigh and Kevin.

Reg Rothwell (NWF Affiliate Representative)
2011-2013
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.

Courtney Amerine
2012-2014
Email: courtney.amerine@gmail.com

Phone: 360-927-5162


Courtney Amerine grew up in Danial where her family owned and operated an outfitting business.  After receiving her degree in Environmental Economics, Courtney went to work for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation for three great years.  In 2012, she left to attend the dual program offered through the Law School and the Environment and Natural Resources School at the University of Wyoming.  In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting and camping. 

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
kathyh@ncat.org

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