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Using Serious Games to Help Communities Make Progress on Serious Problems

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Addressing environmental, natural resource, and public policy issues is serious business. Making progress on concerns such as water resources management and air quality often requires helping diverse stakeholders recognize their shared challenges, work through differing perspectives and interests, and accept tough trade-offs. The seriousness of such issues should not be undervalued […]

The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Uses the Open Standards Process

This post originally appeared on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s blog in May 2016. We are reposting it with the permission of both the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and author Bill Tripp. The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) effort explores a path toward collaborative fire management in the Western Klamath landscape. It arose […]

New research by law school’s Rumore is altering the game of climate change

Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]

Collaboration Is a Better Way to Solve Our Most Difficult Problems

By Lauren Barros for EDRblog.org. Several years ago, I became a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah.  It made sense to me to encourage families to seek to resolve their problems collaboratively, rather than in court.  Although most of my clients do not use a formal collaborative process, I incorporate principles of collaborative […]

EDR program cited in Priest River, Idaho land use discussion

Editor’s note: The grant received for Project 7B is from the LOR Foundation, not the College of Law EDR program as noted in the Priest River Times story. The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution program (EDR program) was cited as a facilitator of land use planning in northern Idaho community of Priest River. A new […]

EDR Program offers course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration

The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program is offering a short course on effective natural resource collaboration. The course consists of six 1.5-day sessions held at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The program received $5,000 in scholarship support from the Huntsman Corporation and $5,000 from the The I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Charitable Foundation. Application […]

Let Those Affected By Decisions Really Affect Those Decisions

By Larry Schooler for EDRblog.org There’s a lot that our government could do beyond giving people three minutes at a public-hearing podium. “This is America. We want to make it easier for people to participate.” So said President Obama in his final State of the Union address. Beyond the partisan divides around some of the […]

Four Principles of Conflict Resolution and Collaboration

By Dan Adams for EDRblog.org. This month marks my 20th anniversary of being a mediator and facilitator! I have been pondering my career, assessing my experiences, and thinking about areas in which I want to grow and develop. I also recently had the opportunity to co-facilitate the Utah Forum on Collaboration on November 19, 2015. […]

Civity: The Other Keystone XL Story

By Palma Strand for EDRblog.org On November 6, 2015, President Obama endorsed a decision by the U.S. State Department that the Keystone XL Pipeline – “a pipeline that would carry Canadian crude oil through our heartland to ports in the Gulf of Mexico and out into the world market” – would not serve the national […]

Rumore’s MIT Research Cited on ClimateWire

The research of Danya Rumore, Associate Director of the College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution program, was cited on a ClimateWire story, “Small coastal towns get their feet wet in climate change planning.” Rumore was part of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Consensus Building Institute team working to help coastal communities collaboratively move forward […]