Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame will be held in Cody, Wyoming
October 22, 2016
The primary purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals, both living and posthumously, who have made significant, lasting lifetime contributions to the conservation of Wyoming's outdoor heritage.
Each year, recognition will be given to people who have worked consistently over many years to conserve Wyoming's natural resources through volunteer service, environmental restoration, educational activities, audio/visual and written media, the arts, and political and individual leadership.
Another goal of the Hall of Fame is to educate the public about, and promote the significance of, Wyoming's rich outdoor heritage. Inductees will be solid role models for today's youth.
Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Process for Selection
Standards for Induction Nomination Form
Outdoor Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Submissions for the 2016 inductees is closed. Please consider submitting your nominations next year.
When: October 22, 2016
Where: Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Time: 5:30 p.m. cash bar
6 p.m. dinner
7 p.m. awards ceremony
Single Tickets $40, includes dinner
Table of 8 - $280, includes dinner
Various sponsorship opportunities are available.
Buy a table or let us know you'd like to sponsor by September 15th to ensure your name or company name will be listed in the program. Call (307) 777-4540 for more information and questions.
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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Dr. Stanley Anderson
Dr. Anderson moved to Wyoming full time in 1980 and helped launch a new endeavor — the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The Co-op Unit established a formal partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the University of Wyoming to do important, applied wildlife research. Anderson and the students he mentored have made lasting contributions with research on conserving the endangered Wyoming toad, reintroducing the black-footed ferret, on big game migration, on how changing landscapes affect non-game birds and on energy development’s effects on pronghorn and mule deer. His contributions also have also led to changes benefiting wildlife, such as the use of markers on transmission lines to decrease bird collisions, population estimation techniques for raptors in the state, and habitat delineation. He led the Co-op until his death in 2005. During his career, Anderson advised or co-advised 100 graduate students, authored 200 scientific articles and authored several books.
Mark Bruscino served the public and the state’s wildlife for 29 years with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Bruscino was a game warden, a trophy game conflict officer and the Large Carnivore Services supervisor until he retired in 2013. A significant portion of Bruscino’s career was spent handling and mitigating large carnivore/human conflicts, which is very important, and at times, contentious work. He spent thousands of hours in Wyoming’s most remote and wild places investigating bear, mountain lion and wolf conflicts and depredations. He worked extensively with those who made a living in bear and wolf country — livestock producers. His ability to work with people coupled with his knowledge and understanding of wildlife was key in resolving conflicts. It didn’t take long before he became recognized as a leading national and international expert on investigating depredations and resolving conflict.
Dr. David Love
Dr. David Love was born on his family’s ranch in Wyoming in 1913. During his 89 years, he explored and came to know the intersection of Wyoming’s geology, people, industries, wildlife and open spaces in a profound way. He is noted for his skill as a field geologist in an era of maps, office work, and satellite imagery. Love learned the intimate details of geology by walking the ground. Through his work, he educated and informed people around the globe about Wyoming’s unique geology, natural resources and history. He authored more than over 250 geological publications, which includes two geological maps of Wyoming, the first in 1955, and the second in 1985.
Delaine Roberts is the epitome of “home-grown” conservation in Wyoming. He was born and raised in Star Valley and always invested his time and resources at the local level, including as a leader of youth, as a seasonal game warden, and as a county sheriff. He was also influential on the state level as a state senator and chair of the Travel, Recreation and Wildlife committee. After leaving the senate, Roberts became the first chairman of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust. As chairman of the WWNRT, Roberts brought together diverse interests, established rules, and launched the program that has provided more than $69 million statewide for wildlife conservation. Under his leadership, the WWNRT invested in more than 700 projects, including river restoration, rangeland enhancements, conservation easements to wetlands, aspen restoration, fence modification, water development, research, and other projects. Perhaps his greatest contribution though, comes in creating policy, where he led by example, to guide a diverse populace to put a conservation ethic into practice.