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Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles video series, 2014

Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles

Ten short films exploring our changing forests.

6 p.m., Thursday, August 28
Hotel Terra, Teton Village, Jackson Hole

Free and open to the public.

Beyond Bark Beetles was produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources to help the public better understand the bark beetle outbreak in our local forests and the different ways managers and people who use the forests are responding. Viewers will meet rock climbers, foresters, hydrologists, water managers, hunters, volunteers, and other characters in the changing forest. Learn more about the film project at

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Wyoming Wilderness Act in 1984 and 2014: History, Politics, and Perceptions

The Wyoming Wilderness Act in 1984 and 2014

History, Politics, and Perceptions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
University of Wyoming campus, Laramie, Wyoming
Panel discussion at the College of Agriculture Auditorium, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reception at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Lobby, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Speakers will explore the past, present, and future of wilderness designations in Wyoming.

The event is hosted by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute, The Wilderness Society, the Sierra Club, and the Wyoming Wilderness Association.


Steve Smutko

Dr. Steve Smutko

Spicer Chair for Collaborative Practice, University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics


Alan Simpson

Senator Alan K. Simpson
US Senator from Wyoming 1979-1997, co-sponsor of the 1984 Wyoming Wilderness Act along with Senator Malcolm Wallop and Representative Dick Cheney

Bart Koehler

Mr. Bart Koehler
Founder of the Wyoming Wilderness Association, lobbied to maximize acreage of new wilderness designations under the 1984 Wyoming Wilderness Act

Margi Schroth

Ms. Margi Schroth
Owner and operator of the HF Bar Guest Ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, guest excursions include horseback rides into the Rock Creek area of the Bighorns, which has been proposed for wilderness designation

Ralph Swain

Mr. Ralph Swain
Wilderness Program Manager for Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service, oversees 46 designated wilderness areas in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, including nine in Wyoming

Joel Bousman

Mr. Joel Bousman
Fourth-generation cattle rancher and county commissioner in Sublette County, Wyoming, led a west-wide effort to establish a voluntary, cooperative permittee monitoring on public lands grazing allotments, which include some designated wilderness

Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication Symposium, 2014

Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication Symposium

September 10-12

Wind River Hotel and Casino, Riverton, Wyoming

Hosted by the University of Wyoming (UW) College of Law with support from the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and others.

For more information, visit the College of Law website.

Attention UW students:

Travel grants are available to cover your lodging, meals, and transportation for attending the symposium. View a flyer here or fill out an application form here. Deadline to apply is September 2.

The Big Horn River general stream adjudication was initiated by the Wyoming legislature in January 1977 in response to an assertion of water rights in the Wind-Big Horn River system by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The adjudication is currently poised to reach its conclusion later this year, a landmark in the fields of western water law and American Indian law.

The Wyoming District Court is expected to enter a final decree in the adjudication, which reviewed water claims held by over 20,000 parties within the Big Horn Basin. This complex and often contentious proceeding has now spanned thirty-seven years. It has been visible regionally and nationally, prompting two seminal opinions by the Wyoming Supreme Court as well as one closely watched decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, all of which involved water rights held by the two tribes located on the Wind River Reservation in the southwest corner of the basin.

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Wyoming Voices 2014: Reflections on wildness, the natural world, and our place in it

Wyoming Voices

Reflections on wildness, the natural world, and our place in it.

Please check back in August to see the list of readers at each venue.

Thursday, September 18
UW Berry Center, Laramie
Readings 6 p.m.
Reception 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20
Ucross Foundation, Ucross
Readings 3 p.m.
Reception 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the UW MFA Program in Creative Writing. Free and open to the public.

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Wyoming Collaboration Conference: Place-based collaboration for communitiesWyoming Collaboration Conference

Place-based collaboration: Connecting communities with natural resources and the environment

September 29: Pre-conference workshop
Skills and techniques in place-based collaboration.

September 30: Conference
Keynote speakers and concurrent sessions on the theme of place-based collaboration, with an emphasis on using collaboration to address natural resource challenges related to forests, wildlife, and oil-and-gas development.

Visit the 2014 Wyoming Collaboration Conference page.

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