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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.

Readers at the Laramie event include WyoFile reporter Greg Nickerson, coyote researcher Marjie MacGregor, American Indian Studies and English professor Caskey Russell, Haub School student Alin Badillo-Carillo, and Mad Dog and the Pilgrim Bookstore owners Lynda German and Polly Hinds. UW professor and poet Harvey Hix will serve as emcee.

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

Attendees of the Ucross event will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies and English professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee.

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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Friends and Family Pancake Breakfast

Friends & Family Pancake Breakfast

Friday, September 19th

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Bim Kendall House
804 E. Fremont Street

Current and prospective Haub School Students, Wyoming Conservation Corps members, and UW staff and faculty are invited to a pancake breakfast in the Bergman Gardens. Tour the sustainably designed Bim Kendall House and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Join us for this fall tradition!

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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.

Recent events

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

Watch a video of the Wyoming Wilderness panel discussion here. Streaming provided via WyoCast.

Speakers explored the past, present, and future of wilderness designations in Wyoming. Read an article about the wilderness panel.

The event was 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 recommended 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.

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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