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Temple Stoellinger

Associate ProfessorTemple Stoellinger

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming College of Law

Wyoming Excellence Chair
Co-Director, Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies
Adjunct Professor, School of Energy Resources

JD/MA Program Coordinator

(307) 766-6450 | | Crane Hall, Rm 242 | CV



JD University of Wyoming, with Honors (2010)

BS University of Wyoming, with Honors (2004)

Background and Expertise

Temple Stoellinger is an associate professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair at the University of Wyoming with a dual appointment in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the College of Law. Professor Stoellinger coordinates the Haub School’s JD/MA program in Environment and Natural Resources and teaches wildlife law, environmental and natural resources law and policy, public land law, and a course on the National Environmental Policy Act. Her scholarship integrates thinking from the fields of law, economics, policy, and more to explore relevant and timely approaches for decision-making around wildlife, land, energy, and other valued natural resources. Before joining the University of Wyoming, Professor Stoellinger served as a natural resource advisor to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, worked as legal counsel for Shell International B.V., and served as natural resource counsel for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.



ENR 4750/5750                        Environment and Natural Resource Law and Policy

ENR 5890(06)/Law 6915(11)     Wildlife Law

ENR 5890(01)                          Public Land Law

ENR 5890(02)                          The National Environmental Policy Act

ENR 5890                                Haub School Graduate Student Thesis Writing Seminar

ENR 5879                                Haub School Graduate Seminar


Selected Publications

Temple Stoellinger, Conserving Wildlife and Biodiversity in the United States and European Union, 37(4) A.B.A. Natural Resource & Environment 9 (Spring 2023)

Temple Stoellinger, Valuing Conservation of State Trust Lands, 54(4) A.B.A. Trends 10 (March/April 2023)

Temple Stoellinger, Reciprocity and Sovereignty; An Interview with Wes Martel on Tribal Wildlife Conservation, Western Confluence(2023)

Shawn Regan, Temple Stoellinger, and Jonathan Wood, Opening the Range: Reforms to Allow Markets for Voluntary Conservation of Federal Grazing Lands, 1-2023 Utah L. Review 197 (2023)

Heidi J. Albers, Katherine D. Lee, Alejandra Martinez-Salinas, Melanie Murphy, Arthur Middleton, Stephen Newbold, and Temple Stoellinger, How Ecological Characteristics of Seasonal Migratory Species Influence Conservation Threats and Policy Needs, 17(1) Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, (2023)

Temple Stoellinger, “Federal Public Land Agency NEPA Authorities: The Current State of Affairs,” Public Land Law, Regulation, and Management 2-1 (Fdn. For Nat. Res. & Energy L. 2022)

Rebecca Watson and Temple Stoellinger, NEPA: A Comprehensive Guide and Resources, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (2022)

Arthur Middleton, Temple Stoellinger, Drew Bennett, Laura Giglotti, Sam Maher, Travis Brammer, Hilary Byerly, and Bryan Leonard, The Role of Private Lands in Conserving Yellowstone’s Wildlife in the 21st Century, 22(2) Wyo. L. Rev. 237 (2022).  

Tara Righetti, Temple Stoellinger, and Rob Godby, Adapting to Coal Plant Closures: A Framework to Understand State Energy Transition Resistance, Environmental Law Review, 51 (2), (Fall 2021).

Bryan Leonard, Shawn Regan, Christopher Costello, Suzi Kerr, Dominic P. Parker, Andrew J. Plantinga, James Salzman, V. Kerry Smith, and Temple Stoellinger, Allow “Nonuse Rights” to Conserve Natural Resources, 373(6558) Science 958 (2021).

Tara Righetti, Robert Keiter, Jason Robison, Temple Stoellinger, and Sam Kalen, Unbecoming Adversaries: Natural Resource Federalism in Wyoming, 21(1) Wyo. L. Rev. 290 ( 2021).

Temple Stoellinger, H. Jo Albers, Arthur Middleton and Jason Shogren, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: Conserving Big-Game Migrations as an Endangered Phenomena, 31(2) Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, 81-161 (2020).

Arthur Middleton, Temple Stoellinger, Harshad Karandikar, Bryan Leonard, Holly Doremus, and Claire Kremen, Harnessing Visitors’ Enthusiasm for National Parks to Fund Cooperative Large-Landscape Conservation. Accepted, Conservation Science and Practice (May 2020).  Research brief.

Temple Stoellinger, Michael Brennan, Sara Brodnax, Ya-Wei Li, Murray Feldman, Bob Budd, Sam Kalen, Improving Cooperative State and Federal Species Conservation, 19 Wyo. L. Rev. 184 (2020).

Temple Stoellinger, L. Steven Smutko, Jessica M. Western, Collaboration Through NEPA to Achieve a Social License to Operate on Federal Public Lands, 39 Pub. Land & Resources L. Rev. 203 (2018). 

Temple Stoellinger, Wildlife Issus are Local – So Why Isn’t ESA Implementation? 44.3 Ecology Law Quarterly, 681 (2017). Research brief.

Temple Stoellinger and David “Tex” Taylor, A Report on the Economic Impact to Wyoming’s Economy From a Potential Listing of the Sage Grouse, 17 Wyo. L. Rev. 79 (2017).

Tara Righetti, Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Rob Godby, Temple Stoellinger, and Kipp Coddington, The Role of Energy Models: Characterizing the Uncertainty of the Future Electricity System to Design More Efficient and Effective Laws, 8 Geo Wash. J. of Energy & Envtl. L. 56 (2017).

Temple Stoellinger, Tara Righetti, and Kipp Coddington, The Expanding Role of the Social Cost of Carbon in Energy Project Development, 29(1) The Electricity Journal, 63 (2016). 


Other Works

Rebecca Watson and Temple Stoellinger, Practitioners Guide to NEPA eBibliography, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Publication (forthcoming, Spring 2023).

Temple Stoellinger, Federal Lands in Public Lands; The Long History of Congressional Intent to Keep Public Lands Public; An Interview with Bob Keiter, 9 Western Confluence (Fall 2018).

Temple Stoellinger, "Having Your Voice Heard: How to Effectively Get the Agency’s Attention in a NEPA Comment to Affect the Final Decision," National Environmental Policy Act 9-1 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fnd. 2017).

Temple Stoellinger, Of Ranchers and Researchers, Trespassing to Collect Data in Wyoming is a Crime, 6 Western Confluence 43-44 (Summer 2016).

Temple Stoellinger, When Your Outdoor Adventure Becomes More Than You Seek, Wyoming Lawyer, 20 (June 2016).

Bailey Schreiber and Temple Stoellinger, Rails-to-Trails…Derailed?, 1 Western Confluence 20 (Summer 2014).

Temple Stoellinger, Policy Brief: The Implications of a Sage Grouse Listing For Energy Development, National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center, Brief 33 (June 2014).

Temple Stoellinger, Seeing Through the Regional Haze, Wyoming Lawyer, 34 (Feb. 2014).

Temple Stoellinger, Micah Christensen, Conner Nicklas, Fish Creek Water Quality Legal Analysis. June 2017.

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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