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Ruckelshaus Institute
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
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Ruckelshaus Institute events

Upcoming events

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.


Wyoming 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.


Visit the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources Upcoming Events page.

Events Archive

2013 Sustainability Summit and Dinner Tour, November 14, 2013

Our Future Forests: Ecological Dynamics, Bark Beetles, and Forest Recovery, May 2013

Collaboration in Natural Resources: A Wyoming Forum, April 29-30, 2013

Forum on Conservation Finance: Creative Approaches to Sustain Land and Water, April 2-3, 2013

Across the Great Divide: A Roundtable of Acclaimed Natural Resource Leaders and Collaborators, August 13, 2012

Hydraulic Fracturing: A Wyoming Forum, September 26-27, 2011

Bark Beetles in the Intermountain West Workshop, October 4-5, 2010

Energy Resources and Produced Water Conference, May 25-26, 2010

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