The Ruckelshaus Institute, a division of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resources challenges and supports stakeholder-driven solutions to environmental challenges by conducting and communicating relevant research and promoting collaborative decision making.
The Haub School seeks a Private Lands Management Professor of Practice to work with private landowners to sustain agricultural landscapes and conserve open spaces. Application deadline is April 26, 2017. Learn more and apply today.
The Haub School seeks a Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism Degree Coordinator to lead curriculum planning, design and teach courses, manage relationships, and oversee the establishment of this proposed degree. Application deadline is May 30, 2017. Learn more and apply today.
William D. Ruckelshaus came to UW in 1993 at the invitation of U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson to serve as a founding chairman on the board of a new institute dedicated to collaborative problem solving for natural resource challenges. He was a proponent of bringing together diverse stakeholders—different kinds of people who would be affected by any management or policy decision—to engage in civil discourse about desired outcomes for natural resource challenges. The goal was to build inclusive, lasting decisions that could avoid future litigation.
More on William D. Ruckelshaus and the history of the Institute.