Powder River Basin Resource Council’s 49th Annual Meeting

On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 – 6, Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 49th Annual Meeting online. This year’s theme, Reimagining Wyoming: Buffalo, Sustainability & Transformation, will explore how buffalo can be part of the solution as the state adapts to a rapidly changing economy.

Jason Baldes, Tribal Buffalo Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 pm. He is an advocate, educator and speaker on indigenous cultural revitalization and ecological restoration. In 2016, Baldes spearheaded the successful effort to relocate a buffalo herd to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Indigenous people have a long relationship with buffalo that includes practical land management and economics, as well as a cultural and spiritual understanding of humans’ place in the web of life. His presentation will provide an example of envisioning economic revitalization through an indigenous lens to provide new ways of thinking about sustainable transformation for Wyoming. This event is free and open to the public.

The Business Meeting, which is limited to Powder River members only, will be Saturday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 am. Both events will be held on Zoom, and one registration takes care of both events. You can register at www.powderriverbasin.org/events.

“Wyoming has been talking about economic transformation for years. This is an opportunity for us to see new possibilities for cultural and economic revitalization,” said Marcia Westkott, Powder River Chair.

For more information, contact Powder River at 307-672-5809 or visit www.powderriverbasin.org/events