Risks were Taken in Daggett County, Reaping Public Lands Rewards for All

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org. A landmark agreement in Daggett County demonstrates the value of dialogue on public lands issues. On October 22, negotiators jointly announced an accord that, pending Congressional approval, resolves issues that have been festering for decades. County representatives stood side-by-side at the press conference with conservation groups, off-road vehicle advocates, state […]

Straube Praises Daggett County Land-Use Accord in Deseret News Op-Ed

In a November 9, 2014 Deseret News op-ed, Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, stresses the importance of dialogue in resolving land-use issues. To support her argument, Straube uses the example of a […]

Taking a Risk in the Public Lands Debate: Dialogue about What Really Matters

by Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org – Politicians on both sides of the public lands debate should be lauded for suggesting field trips. Such outings have the potential to foster true dialogue and could form the basis of a constructive problem-solving conversation. The Tribune’s August 7 editorial on this topic — “Taking a risk: Utah’s […]

Are We Wired to Cooperate?

By Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org Maybe, maybe not … but if not, our brains are easily re-wired to cooperate. I recently participated in a panel discussion on Group Decision-Making as part of the Symposium on Science & Literature, co-sponsored (cooperatively, of course) by multiple University of Utah departments; the symposium co-directors came from Mathematics and […]

Environmental Dispute Resolution Program Assesses SLC Homeless Issues in New Report

March 13, 2014—After interviewing more than 60 disparate stakeholders and undertaking extensive research, the Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution Program’s Situation Assessment Team has compiled the results into a new report addressing homelessness and related issues in downtown Salt Lake City. Click here to read the full report, including the executive summary.  Click here to […]

Straube SL Trib Op-Ed Details Governor’s Thorough Approach to Snake Valley Water Decision

A Salt Lake Tribune op-ed authored by Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, applauds Gov. Gary Herbert’s “good process” in making a decision not to sign an agreement with Nevada to share groundwater under the Snake Valley. Straube notes that, “there were […]

18th Annual Symposium: Religion, Faith and the Environment

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment 18th Annual Symposium Religion, Faith, and the Environment April 12th & 13th, 2013   The Stegner Center’s eighteenth annual symposium will focus on the intersection of Religion, Faith, and the Environment.  It has been nearly half a century […]

2L Hutchins Awarded David C. Williams Fellowship

Scott Hutchins, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently awarded a David C. Williams Fellowship.  Hutchins’ project is an expansion of a paper he is working on for Professor Michele Straube’s Enivronmental Conflict Resolution class that focuses on on a case study of the Vision Dixie process and […]

Straube Op-Ed Published in SL Tribune

Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center, published a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed on January 21. The op-ed, “Can Utah talk constructively about the environment?”,  detailed the  successful process undertaken by the Collaborative Group on Sustainable Grazing for U.S. Forest Service Lands in Southern Utah […]

Report Card on Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah: Incomplete, But Showing Progress

Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag Report Card on Environmental Dispute Resolution in Utah: Incomplete, But Showing Progress Michele Straube, Director of Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the Wallace Stegner Center S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106 1 hour CLE, email communications@law.utah.edu As one of its first projects, the Stegner Environmental Dispute Resolution Program undertook […]