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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 22, 2024

Feb 23, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 15, 2024

Feb 16, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 8, 2024

Feb 08, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Communication: A Core Conflict Competency

Feb 01, 2024

In 2023, I wrote a series of blogs exploring key conflict competencies—i.e., core skills for making conflict productive. These competencies are summarized in my blog […]

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 1, 2024

Jan 31, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Jan. 25, 2024

Jan 25, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Great Salt Lake Project launches and publishes report on legal risks of declining lake

Jan 24, 2024

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law has launched the Great Salt Lake Project (GSL Project)—a new initiative analyzing legal pathways to address the critical environmental challenges facing the Great Salt Lake.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Jan. 18, 2024

Jan 19, 2024

A key focus of the Great Salt Lake Project is the Great Salt Lake Policy Accelerator, which encourages policymakers to prioritize and accelerate law and policy to effectuate the meaningful change the lake so desperately needs. This short legislative and policy update will be provided on a weekly basis during the Utah legislative session.

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Destructive Conflict Tendencies vs Productive Conflict Choices

Dec 01, 2023

In my last blog, I described what conflict competence is and summarized the key conflict competencies that empower us to deal with conflict skillfully and […]

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The Bureau of Land Management’s Changing Landscape

Nov 09, 2023

In 2003, Bruce Babbitt, former Secretary of the Interior, observed, “The day is coming, I believe, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), so often dismissed as the Bureau of Livestock and Mining, will be better known as the Bureau of Landscapes and Monuments.”[1] Twenty years later, it is still uncertain whether Babbit’s statement was prescient or aspirational. However, the BLM appears poised to take a meaningful step toward the latter moniker.

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What Is Conflict Competence and What Are the Core Conflict Competencies?

Oct 26, 2023

Over the past year, I have written a series of EDR Blogs sharing my thoughts about how and why we tend to go so wrong […]

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Wallace Stegner Center professors file amicus brief in support of Utah youth-led constitutional climate case

Oct 10, 2023

Professor Erika George and Associate Professor Jamie Pleune, along with Emeritus Professor Robert Adler, recently filed an amicus brief to the Utah Supreme Court in […]

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Professor Brigham Daniels speaks to KSL about heading new initiative to save Great Salt Lake

Oct 05, 2023

Professor Brigham Daniels, an expert in environmental and climate law, recently spoke to KSL about efforts to save the Great Salt Lake through Grow the […]

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Courage: An Overarching Skill for Making Conflict Productive

Oct 01, 2023

If you have been reading my recent blogs, you know I believe the following four skills are key for making conflict productive: calm, compassion, curiosity, […]

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Conservation Easements class members enjoy hands-on experience in Bonanza Flat Conservation Area

Sep 29, 2023

Professor Nancy A. McLaughlin recently took her class on a field trip to the Bonanza Flat Conservation Area, which sits at the apex of Salt […]

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Sympathy alone cannot close the water gap in Indian Country

Sep 28, 2023

Yesterday the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing on tribal access to water—a neglected issue that is increasingly recognized but still unaddressed. […]

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Wallace Stegner Center and EDI team up for Latinx Heritage Month

Sep 05, 2023

The Wallace Stegner Center kicks off the year in a collaboration with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Utah Law on Sept. 7 in a […]

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Wallace Stegner Center 29th Annual Symposium

Sep 02, 2023

Wallace Stegner Center 29th annual symposium “The Renewable Energy Transition: Building a Bright Future” March 14-15, 2024 The Stegner Center’s 29th annual symposium will focus on […]

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Compassion: A Prerequisite for Calm, Curiosity, and Creativity When Dealing with Conflict

Sep 01, 2023

My past blogs have made the case that three basic ingredients are key to making conflict productive: calm, curiosity, and creativity.  If making conflict productive […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Fall 2023 Green Bag Series

Sep 01, 2023

The Wallace Stegner Center’s popular noon-hour green bag series will feature the following presentations during the Fall semester: Environmental Justice in Salt Lake City (September […]

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The Great Salt Lake Project at the S.J. Quinney College of Law

Sep 01, 2023

The Great Salt Lake is a keystone ecosystem of hemispheric importance to human civilization and biosphere integrity. The Wallace Stegner Center’s 28th Annual Symposium, focused on […]

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