Stegner Center Public Lands Paper Cited in Montana Op-Ed

The white paper published by the Wallace Stegner Center’s Robert Keiter and John Ruple in response to the Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act continues to drawn discussion. On February 3, 2015 the Billings Gazette published an op-ed by Montana resident Dave Mari. The paper titled, “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” concludes that the […]

Keiter and Ruple Cited in Denver Post on Possible Public Lands Takeover

The Wallace Stegner Center’s Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a February 25, 2015 Denver Post article titled, “Conservation groups unite to oppose takeover of land.” Read the story in the Denver Post »

Stegner Center’s Responses to Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act Garners Wide Media Coverage

The white paper published by the Wallace Stegner Center’s Robert Keiter and John Ruple  in response to the Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act has drawn wide media coverage and discussion. The paper titled, “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” concludes that the TPLA hinders, rather than helps, efforts to […]

Stegner Center Releases Legal Analysis of Utah’s Efforts to Control Federal Public Lands

October 29, 2014 — The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law today released a White Paper titled “A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, or TPLA, which demands that […]

Keiter Participates in Sept. 18 Public Lands Debate at SUU

On September 18, 2014, Bob Keiter, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Director of the College’s Wallace Stegner Center, participated in a debate about Utah’s public lands. The debate, was held in the Sterling R. Church Auditorum in the Sharwin Smith Student Center on the campus of […]

The Future of Federal-State Land Exchanges

John Ruple University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law       Robert B. Keiter University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law       June 24, 2014 University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 84 Today, the land ownership map of the West in many places resembles a crazy […]

19th Annual Stegner Symposium Focuses on Past, Present and Future of America’s National Parks

Consisting of more than 400 units that extend across all 50 states and covering more than 84 million acres, America’s national park system is much beloved, with more than 280 million visitors each year. But as America prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, in 2016, many of our parks are […]

National Parks Traveler Praises Keiter Book

Professor Robert Keiter’s new book, To Conserve Unimpaired:  The Evolution of the National Park Idea, earned a rave review on the National Parks Traveler website. Reviewer Kurt Repanshek praises the work generally, and specifically points to how Keiter “examines the growth, and evolutions, of the national park movement as more and more political and economic […]

Green Bag: To Conserve Unimpaired

To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea By Robert B. Keiter A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106 Bob Keiter will read from and discuss his new book which argues the goal of the national parks system “to conserve unimpaired” is not as straightforward as it […]

RMMLF Awards Keiter Grant for Federal-State Land Exchange Research

On July 2, Robert Keiter, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. The grant will support research regarding the legal requirements applicable to federal-state […]