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Ruckelshaus Institute

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Collaboration in Natural Resources: A Wyoming Forum

Best Western, Lander, Wyoming

April 29-30, 2013


This forum will bring together professionals interested in participating in or leading natural resource collaborative efforts in Wyoming. We will discuss lessons learned from past and present collaborative efforts, identify barriers and opportunities, and explore the needs to facilitate future efforts. Furthermore, participants will meet other individuals who are interested in collaborative problem solving in natural resource management. This will be the first of regular forums that the Ruckelshaus Institute will host to enhance collaborative capacity in Wyoming. We welcome your participation to make these forums meaningful. Jessica Clement leads a collaboration training in Wyoming.

Why Attend? 

  • Network with other interested professionals
  • Explore barriers and opportunities
  • Discuss ways to leverage resources toward collaborative problem solving
  • Learn about existing efforts, their successes, and lessons learned
  • Create an ongoing discourse about collaborative problem solving in Wyoming
  • Engage in collaborative problem solving to create lasting, place-based, and grounded solutions

Draft Schedule

Monday, April 29, 2013

12:30 p.m. Welcome and purpose, Indy Burke

12:45 p.m. Introduction to the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources, Jessica Clement

1:00 p.m. Keynote address: Steve Daniels, "Collaborative Conservation: A Barn Raising for the Modern West"

2:00 p.m. Discussion surrounding existing collaborative efforts in Wyoming and lessons learned

4:45 p.m. Steve Smutko, "What do we mean by 'collaboration'?"

6:00 p.m. Cash bar with hors d’oeuvres

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Distinguished speaker: Michael Kern, “Collaboration for Place and Public Policy: A State of Washington Example”

9:00 a.m. to noon: Participatory discussion

  • Opportunities and barriers to collaborative problem solving in Wyoming
  • Resources available to support collaborative problem solving in Wyoming
  • Needs to enhance collaborative capacity and network building

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