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Open Spaces Initiative Publications

Browse the publications by topic:

Agricultural Sustainability  |  Community Planning and Development  | Wildlife

Cultural, Economic and Environmental Issues  |  Population Growth  |  Conservation Tools

 

State of the Space

Wyoming State of the Space (2009)

Wyoming's State of the Space: A Comprehensive Review of Land Use Trends in Wyoming

Diana Hulme, Chamois Andersen, Katelyn Parady, Jeff Hamerlinck, Scott Lieske and Indy Burke

2009

A comprehensive review of land use trends in Wyoming, this document compiles eight years of collaborative research efforts by UW faculty for the Open Spaces Initiative.

 

 

Agricultural Sustainability

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming, 2014

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming 

Kit Freedman and Nicole Korfanta

October 2014

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation and Development (2008)

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation and Development 

Diana G. Hulme and Abigail Mellinger, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources; Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association; and Andrea Erickson-Quiroz, Wyoming Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

 February 2008

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Public Opinion in Wyoming on Conserving Agricultural Lands and Open Space  

Ann M. Boelter and Kathryn D. Mays, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

December 2004

Role of Agriculture in Maintaining Open Spaces

The Role of Agriculture in Maintaining Open Spaces in Wyoming

David T. “Tex” Taylor, UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

2003

 

 

 

Community Planning and Development

Understanding Wyoming's Land Resources: Land-Use Patterns and Development Trends, 2013

Understanding Wyoming's Land Resources: Land-Use Patterns and Development Trends

Jeffrey D. Hamerlinck, Scott N. Lieske, and William J. Gribb

December 2013

Impacts of Wyoming Water Development Commission Regional Water System Projects on Land Use: An Analysis of Two Case Studies (2008)

Impacts of Wyoming Water Development Commission Regional Water System Projects on Land Use: An Analysis of Two Case Studies

David Cook, Roger Coupal, Jeffrey Hamerlinck, Jenna Heerman, Diana Hulme, Scott Lieske, and Donald McLeod

October 2008

Prepared for the Wyoming Water Development Commission by the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Applied and Agricultural Economics, and the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Community Viz™ Partnership Phase I Pilot:  Aquifer Protection and Community Viz™ in Albany County, Wyoming (2003)

Wyoming Community Viz™ Partnership Phase I Pilot: Aquifer Protection and Community Viz™ in Albany County, Wyoming

Scott N. Lieske (project manager), Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics University of Wyoming; Steve Mullen, Community VizTM; Mike Knapp, Albany County Assessor’s Office; Jeffrey D. Hamerlinck (principal investigator), Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center University of Wyoming

June 2003

The Cost of Community Services for Rural Residential Development in Wyoming (2002)

The Cost of Community Services for Rural Residential Development in Wyoming

Roger Coupal, David T. Taylor, and Don McLeod, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

December 2002

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 1990-2000 (April 2002)

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 1990-2000

David T. Taylor, Professor/Community Development Specialist, and Scott Lieske, Research Scientist, Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics

April 2002

 

 

Wildlife

Economic Contributions of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust (December 2011)

Economic Contributions of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust 

David T. Taylor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming; Jill Lovato, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming; Jessica Sargent-Michaud, The Trust for Public Land; Daniel Stevens, The Trust for Public Land

December 2011

Improving Big Game Migration Corridors in Southwest Wyoming (June 2010)

Improving Big Game Migration Corridors in Southwest Wyoming  

Abby Mellinger and Diana Hulme, William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources; Lara Ryan, Jordan Vana, and Katy Teson, Green River Valley Land Trust 

 June 2010

Big Game Migration Corridors in Wyoming  (April 2004)

Big Game Migration Corridors in Wyoming 

Dennis Feeney, UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Gary Beauvais, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database; Roger Coupal, UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Shawn Lanning, UW Department of Geography; Scott Lieske, UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Nathan Nibbelink, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center; and Kirk Nordyke, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

April 2004

The Role and Economic Importance of Private Lands in Providing Habitat for Wyoming's Big Game (March 2004)

The Role and Economic Importance of Private Lands in Providing Habitat for Wyoming's Big Game 

Roger Coupal, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Gary Beauvais, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database; and Dennis Feeney and Scott Lieske, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

March 2004

 

 

Cultural, Economic and Environmental Issues

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming, 2014

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming 

Kit Freedman and Nicole Korfanta

October 2014

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation and Development (2008)

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation and Development 

Diana G. Hulme and Abigail Mellinger, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources; Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association; and Andrea Erickson-Quiroz, Wyoming Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

 February 2008

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Public Opinion in Wyoming on Conserving Agricultural Lands and Open Space  

Ann M. Boelter and Kathryn D. Mays, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

December 2004

 

 

Population Growth

Population Growth in Wyoming, 2000-2010

Population Growth in Wyoming, 2000-2010

David T. Taylor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Professor/Community Development Specialist, University of Wyoming, and Shawn G. Lanning, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming

November 2012

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 2000-2010

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 2000-2010

David T. Taylor, Professor/Community Development Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming, and Shawn G. Lanning, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming

November 2012

Supplemental table: Second home housing units by location for Wyoming

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Population Change in Wyoming: 2000-2005 

Scott Lieske, Research Scientist, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, and David T. Taylor, Professor/Community Development Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

August 2007

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Population Change in Wyoming: 1990-2000

David T. Taylor, Professor/Community Development Specialist, and Scott Lieske, Research Scientist, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

April 2002

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 1990-2000 (April 2002)

Second Home Growth in Wyoming, 1990-2000

David T. Taylor, Professor/Community Development Specialist, and Scott Lieske, Research Scientist, Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics

April 2002

 

 

Conservation Tools

Conservation Easements: Wyoming Update (January 2007)

Conservation Easements: Wyoming Update 

Nicholas M. Agopian and Melinda Harm Benson, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

January 2007

Supplement: Recent Questions on Conservation Easements (February 2005)

Supplement: Recent Questions on Conservation Easements 

Melinda Harm Benson, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

February 2005

Conservation Easements: An Introductory Review for Wyoming (December 2002)

Conservation Easements: An Introductory Review for Wyoming 

Allison Perrigo and Jon Iversen, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources 

 December 2002

"Perpetuity" - What Does It Mean for Conservation Easements and the Wyoming Constitution?

Melinda Harm Benson, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

November 2004

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