Research Associate and Fellow, Wallace Stegner Center for Land Resources and the Environment
John Ruple is a Research Associate and Fellow with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land Resources and the Environment, where he works on public land and water resource management as well as efforts to improve management efficiency and collaborative resource management between the federal and state governments. John received his law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the Stegner Center, John worked as a Fellow with the University’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, where he addressed land and water issues involving energy development in Utah’s Uinta Basin. Before joining the University of Utah in 2008, John worked as policy analyst in Governor Jon Huntsman’s Public Lands Office, as an environmental attorney, and a NEPA contractor specializing in permitting for projects involving ski areas operating on National Forest System lands. John has published in the Utah Environmental Law Review, Idaho Law Review, and Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law. He is lead or contributing author on seven technical reports to the U.S. Department of Energy, fifteen NEPA documents, and book chapters published or pending publication by the American Bar Association and American Chemical Society.