Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Robin Kundis Craig

The End of Sustainability: Learning to Live with the Trickster in Natural Resources Management 12:15-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, (Level 6) The time has come for us to collectively reexamine—and ultimately move past—the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy […]

Stegner Green Bag – Brenda B. Bowen

Details coming soon! 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Brenda B. Bowen, Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics 1 hour CLE (pending). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Funding provided by the Cultural Vision Fund

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Gregory Meehan

Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Products, technology, and even basic ways of doing things inescapably adhere to a life cycle, no different than nature.  Our massive dependence on fossil fuels must then necessarily run its course, not because stocks of petroleum will […]

The Future of Indian Water Rights in the West

By Nils Lofgren for EDRBlog.org Water is an important and essential commodity for people living in the western United States today. Water is just as important for Indians living on reservation lands in the western states. As the importance of water increases a new trend has begun in the west, Indian tribes are creating settlements […]

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 […]