Wyoming voters are drawn to the state by its environment and outdoor lifestyle. Residents favor managing public lands to protect recreation and wildlife over commercial activities; see conservation as key to managing water concerns.
Excerpt from the Wyoming Report:
"Compared to other Westerners, Wyoming voters are less worried about many issues facing their state, from unemployment to air pollution, but they do worry about access to water. Six in ten view low levels of water in rivers as a serious problem facing the state. They are also confident that conservation, rather than diversion, is key to addressing potential water shortages. Three- quarters (74%) side encouraging conservation, reducing use, and recycling of water as an approach over diverting water from less populous areas (15%)."
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