Common Outdoor Ground is a community organization providing volunteer support for the sustainability of outdoor spaces in southeast Wyoming.

 

Our Mission

COG partners with existing groups and land managers to work toward common goals, such as:

  • Supporting access to public lands and multiple use of those lands

  • Supporting and expanding opportunities for outdoor recreation

  • Facilitating the organization and training of volunteers

  • Assisting land managers and partner organizations in meeting natural resource objectives

  • Promoting responsible and informed outdoor ethics

 Volunteers rehab old sections of trail that have been rerouted at Happy Jack in the Medicine Bow National Forest. (Photo by Willow Belden)

Volunteers rehab old sections of trail that have been rerouted at Happy Jack in the Medicine Bow National Forest. (Photo by Willow Belden)

What We've Achieved

In 2018 alone, COG has helped coordinate 10 volunteer events on public lands, partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, Laramie BikeNet and the University of Wyoming. We’ve built and maintained trails, cleaned up trash, created campsites, and installed signs on trails and Forest Service roads.

Nearly 300 volunteers have participated in our events, working a total of 830 hours. That labor is valued at $20,493!

 Volunteers install a new trail sign near Medicine Bow Peak.

Volunteers install a new trail sign near Medicine Bow Peak.

Got an idea for a project?

We’d love to work with you! If you have an idea for a project on public lands in Southeast Wyoming, drop us a line at commonoutdoorground@gmail.com.