In 1988 a group of volunteers founded the organization when they realized that the Medicine Bow National Forest was in danger of being clear cut. Their efforts to protect their beloved forest made them increasingly aware that a need existed in Wyoming for a voice for conservation, not just in our national forests, but on all of our public land. Over the next 25 years BCA has saved thousands of acres from clear cutting, encouraged responsible oil and gas development practices, and worked tirelessly to protect rare species including efforts to reintroduce endangered species back to their original habitats. Even though our efforts have been successful in many cases, 25 years later there are still plenty of important fights to be fought and interests to be represented, and our inspiration is as strong as ever. We give a voice to the places and animals that cannot speak for themselves, and if ever we are feeling discouraged or bogged-down, we are fortunate in that our inspiration lies all around us, and one visit to the rugged and beautiful Wyoming countryside will revitalize us and re-energize our efforts every time.