The WYldlife Fund

Uniting people to advance Wyoming wildlife habitat, research, and education.

A partner to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and Department.


The WYldlife Fund is a home for all people who love the wildlife of Wyoming. Ultimately, we care as much about people as we do wildlife. While conserving wildlife, we also strive to conserve people's love for wildlife. We invest in critical wildlife projects which will enhance the great outdoors of the Cowboy State.

Why support?


  • Wildlife is a major economic driver in Wyoming, supporting wildlife means supporting countless small businesses and jobs across the state
  • Wildlife brings people together, whether it be with a friend or family member, Wyoming's wildlife brings us closer to those we love
  • Wildlife conservation is a positive outlet for youth to engage with and teaches invaluable life lessons


Putting Words Into Action


Thanks to generous gifts from the Knobloch Family Foundation and the Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fund, The WYldlife Fund was thrilled to announce $325,000 in donations to the I-25 Buffalo to Kaycee Wildlife Crossing project! This stretch of highway between Buffalo and Kaycee is the second deadliest stretch of roadway for mule deer in the state. The WYldlife Fund will route these dollars through the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust to create a dollar for dollar match to these proceeds, thus doubling the impact of these generous gifts.  




On July 31st, 2021 at the Buffalo Golf Golf Club, The WYldlife Fund teamed up with our friends at the Muley Fanatic Foundation to host the first annual Golf For Wildlife outing. 100% of funds raised were dedicated to the I-25 Kaycee to Buffalo Wildlife Crossing Project. With 4 corporate sponsors (Cobalt, Maven, Weatherby and Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association), 20 hole sponsors and 68 players the event was deemed a great success. A grand total of $7,028.78 was raised for this important crossing project between Kaycee and Buffalo. Head here and scroll down to see a complete list of our fantastic sponsors!

Not only is The WYldlife Fund raising money for critical wildlife projects (Click here to see our 2020 review of accomplishments) but we are also rolling up our sleeves to give back to Wyoming by completing volunteer projects. We recently adopted a stretch of highway outside of Lander and in our first cleanup effort we collected enough trash to fill 40 trash bags! We are also actively engaged with our partners at the Absaroka Fence Initiative and have enjoyed helping install wildlife fencing in key wildlife corridors!

                        Director Penelope Maldonado cleaning up Wyoming!                   Directors and some youthful volunteers posing for a photo before the cleanup began! 


                                            The WYldlife Fund loves rolling up our sleeves to help create wildlife friendlier fencing with our friends at AFI!


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