Faculty

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0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands

News and Events

Keiter and Ruple Cited in Denver Post on Possible Public Lands Takeover

The Wallace Stegner Center’s Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a February 25, 2015 Denver Post article titled, “Conservation groups unite to oppose takeover of land.” Read the story in the Denver Post »

Stegner Center’s Responses to Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act Garners Wide Media Coverage

The white paper published by the Wallace Stegner Center’s Robert Keiter and John Ruple  in response to the Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act has drawn wide media coverage and and discussion. The paper titled, “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” concludes that the TPLA hinders, rather than helps, efforts […]

Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

Press release dated January 27, 2015 – The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law today released a White Paper titled “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands […]

Stegner Center Green Bag: Our Public Lands

A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag with Peter Metcalf Our Public Lands: A Major Source of Sustainable Economic Vitality and Quality of Life In this Green Bag lecture Peter Metcalf, CEO & Co-Founder of Black Diamond Equipment, will discuss the Transfer of Public Lands Act (Formerly HB148), the recreation economy, the creative class, and what the […]

The Future of Federal-State Land Exchanges

John Ruple University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law       Robert B. Keiter University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law       June 24, 2014 University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 84 Today, the land ownership map of the West in many places resembles a crazy […]

19th Annual Stegner Symposium Focuses on Past, Present and Future of America’s National Parks

Consisting of more than 400 units that extend across all 50 states and covering more than 84 million acres, America’s national park system is much beloved, with more than 280 million visitors each year. But as America prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, in 2016, many of our parks are […]

Green Bag: To Conserve Unimpaired

To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea By Robert B. Keiter A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106 Bob Keiter will read from and discuss his new book which argues the goal of the national parks system “to conserve unimpaired” is not as straightforward as it […]

Perpetual Conservation Easements: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law The public is investing billions of dollars in conservation easements, which now protect more than 18 million acres throughout the United States. But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to undermine public confidence in and the effectiveness of conservation easements as land protection tools. This […]

Energy Development on Utah’s BLM Lands

Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag Energy Development on Utah’s BLM Lands Juan Palma, Utah State Director, Bureau of Land Management S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106 1 hour CLE, email communications@law.utah.edu Juan Palma is the Utah State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  He provides leadership for the 23 million acres of […]

Pronghorn Passage & Other Conservation Photo Stories

// see related news story // National Geo Photographer Attracts SRO Crowd for Antelope Lecture Wallace Stegner Center Lecture Pronghorn Passage and Other Conservation Photography Stories from Around the World Joe Riis, National Geographic Wildlife Photographer S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom Free and open to the public. Funding provided by the Cultural […]