Executive Director, Wyoming Wildlife Federation
Walt Gasson lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming and is a fourth generation Wyoming native and 32-year veteran of fish and wildlife conservation on a national and international scale. He has served in government, in the private sector, and as the leader of a non-profit organization to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat. His expertise in strategic planning, constituent involvement and training has taken him from Alaska to Sri Lanka. His deeply held belief that wildlife is a public trust have made him a leader in the conservation community in Wyoming and the West. Walt and his wife, Kim, have three adult daughters and eight adorable grandchildren. They love spending time together as a family at their cabin in the Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming.
Together with many diverse affiliate organizations, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation represents thousands of both instate and out-of-state sportsmen and women as well as other wildlife enthusiasts. The Federation is Wyoming's first and most effective conservation advocate. Its members have been busy conserving and enhancing wildlife and fisheries habitat, protecting citizens right to use public lands and waters, and promoting ethical hunting and fishing for over seventy years.
The WWF is the moderate voice for conservation-minded citizens in the state legislature, governor's office, and at times within the Halls of U.S. Congress.
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.