Stegner Center Water in the West Symposium featured in Daily Chronicle

The Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was featured in the U’s Daily Chronicle about the forthcoming 22nd Annual Symposium titled, Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions. Robin Craig, acting director of the Wallace Stegner Center shared, “It’s a conference on water, and we haven’t done one on […]

EDR Blog Year in Review: 2016

By Angela Turnbow In 2016, we posted 26 blogs from 24 of authors. Many of our blog posts featured inspiring examples of collaboration. Several authors described ways in which opposing parties have—or currently are—working through environmental and public policy conflicts in ways that reflect the values and needs of all involved. Other posts illuminated the […]

From Question to Connection: Building Bridges with Appreciative Inquiry

By Barbara E. Lewis for EDRBlog.org Now more than ever, those of us who practice community engagement are acutely aware of how polarized ”the publics” have become. More and more, people connect with others who are like them, gather information from sources that confirm their values, and participate by checking a box or posting a […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Keep your knees bent while facilitating

By Wendy Green Lowe for EDRblog.org.  I grew up in a household of skiers.  The lessons I earned about staying upright while skiing hold true for effective facilitation as well. We started skiing by the age of five years.  It was either go skiing, or stay home with a baby sitter.  You can guess what […]

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]

Ruple comments on Bears Ears National Monument for National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple commented on the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in the December 28, 2016 edition of National Geographic. The fate of Bears Ears now rests with President-elect Trump and the incoming Congress. No previous president has tried to terminate a national monument, and according to legal scholars, […]

Putting another E in EDR (Electronic)

By Noam Exner for EDRblo.org. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is an area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that has been developing over the past twenty years. I see many opportunities to use ODR techniques in environmental dispute resolution (EDR). The advent of e-commerce generated new forms of online conflict, spurring development of possibilities for constructive […]

My Own Worst Nightmare

By Lucy Moore for EDRblog.org.  This post originally appeared on Lucy Moore’s blog in September 2016. We are reposting it with the Lucy Moore’s permission. Lucy Moore will be a presenter in the December 7 2016 Dialogue on Collaboration (Working with tribes: What can collaboration bring to the table? – open to the public, register […]

The Power of Human-to-Human Connections

By Heather Gilmartin Adams for EDRblog.org. On Saturday, November 12, the first Utah Citizens Summit was held in downtown Salt Lake City. The event – a day of dialogue and celebration sponsored by the Utah Civil and Compassionate Communities Initiative – capped a yearlong effort to bring communities together through conversation and service. Organizers and participants […]