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Lander-based outdoor school NOLS sheds jobs, announces closures

Just four years after the COVID-19 pandemic upended operations at the National Outdoor Leadership School, the nonprofit wilderness school and staple of Wyoming's outdoor landscape has announced plans to shed jobs and close satellite facilities.

NOLS, a global operation and major Fremont County employer with headquarters in Lander, will eliminate 60 jobs as well as suspend operations at three of its campuses come fall. The bulk of the layoffs, 42, will directly impact staff; the remaining 18 positions are currently vacant, according to the school.

The restructuring stems from a host of factors,...

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