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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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Upcoming Events


Distinguished Speaker Robert Bonnie

April 4, 2019 7:00 p.m.

College of Business Auditorium

Free to the public | Reception to follow

Robert Bonnie is a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, working on conservation and environmental issues in rural America. Prior to joining Duke, during the second term of the Obama Administration Robert was the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the US Department of Agriculture. In this role, he oversaw the US Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on a variety of natural resource issues, including management of the 193 million-acre National Forest and Grassland System, implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs on America's farms, ranches and forests, and climate change. During President Obama's first term, Robert served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for environment and climate change. Prior to joining USDA, Robert was vice president for land conservation for the Environmental Defense Fund where he focused on developing incentives to reward farmers, ranchers and forest owners for stewardship activities on private lands. Robert has master degrees in forestry and environmental management from Duke University. He grew up on a farm in Kentucky and now lives in Virginia.


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Mountainfilm on Tour

Gryphon Theatre
710 E. Garfield, Laramie, WY
Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Mountainfilm on Tour visits Laramie bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. 

Held at The Gryphon Theatre on October 11-12 the shows will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Doors at 6 p.m. | Films at 7 p.m.
Free & open to the public

Haub School Pancake Breakfast

Bergman Gardens, Bim Kendall House
804 E. Fremont, Laramie, WY
Friday, September 28, 9-11 a.m.

Join us for our annual pancake breakfast. Current and prospective Haub School students and UW staff and faculty are invited to attend a pancake breakfast in the Bergman Gardens at the Bim Kendall House.



Locust: The Opera

Cook Auditorium, National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Wyoming
Friday, September 28, 7-8 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 1-2 p.m.

An environmental murder mystery based on Jeffrey Lockwood's highly acclaimed book, Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier 

Free and open to the public  - $20 suggested donation

View the full event description on the Philosophy Dept. website

Civility: The Case for Collaboration 

Celebrate the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute
25th Anniversary with 

Senator Alan Simpson, Governor Mike Sullivan, and  Chairman John Turner 

moderated by retired Wyoming Supreme Court
Chief Justice Marilyn Kite

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center on the UW Campus 
Thursday, August 23, 2018  | 5:30 p.m.   

The panelists will make the “Case for Collaboration” as we look ahead to the next quarter century of work advancing solutions to complex environmental and natural resource challenges.  

Free and open to the public 

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Flier for Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration featuring "Civility: The Case for Collaboration" with Senator Alan Simpson, Governor Mike Sullivan, and Chairman John Turner, moderated by retired Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center on the UW campus, free and open to the public

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2018 Conservation Finance Boot Camp

A multi-day intensive training course designed to help mid-career professionals utilize innovative and effective financing strategies for land and resource conservation, restoration, and stewardship.

June 18–22, 2018 | Fort Collins, Colorado 

Hosted by Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources in partnership with the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Click here for more information.

Sans façon

Please join us for a community storytelling event about an art practice that responds to the relationship between people and place with Sans façon artists Charles Blanc and Tristan Surtees.

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Building Lobby
University of Wyoming, Laramie

Refreshments provided

Sponsored by:

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Laramie Main Street Alliance
  • Laramie Public Art Coalition
  • Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • UW Art Museum
  • UW Global Engagement Office
  • UW Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • UW Department of English
  • UW Department of Art and Art History
  • UW Geological Museum
  • UW Honors College
  • Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research
  • WyGISC
  • Wyoming Arts Council
  • Wyoming Humanities Council

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Poster for "Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagination of the Colorado River Basin" Thursday, April 26, 2018, UW College of Law Room 178, Live Streaming Available, 5-6 p.m. reception, 6-7:30 p.m. panel discussion, Jason Robison, UW, Emilene Ostlind, UW, Autumn Bernhardt, CSU, Amorina Lee-Martinez, U of Colorado

Vision and Place Panel Discussion

John Wesley Powell and Reimagination of the Colorado River Basin

Thursday, April 26
5:00-6:00 p.m. reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. panel discussion
UW College of Law, room 178


  • Jason Robison, University of Wyoming
  • Emilene Ostlind, University of Wyoming
  • Autumn Bernhardt, Colorado State University
  • Amorina Lee-Martinez, University of Colorado

The panel will focus on a forthcoming book being prepared for the 1869 Powell Expedition's upcoming sesquicentennial: Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagination of the Colorado River Basin.

Panelists will discuss their chapters within the book's three parts addressing water, public lands, and Native Americans in the Colorado River Basin.

Sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE), College of Law, Natural Resources Law Club, Department of Geography, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Visual Arts Department.

Live streaming will be available and requires pre-registration. Click here to register.

Dean's Fireside Chat

The End of Sustainability: Resilience and the Future of Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene

With Robin Kundis Craig, Professor at the University of Utah Law School

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Bim Kendall House Living Room


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New Wyoming Narratives, Samuel Western and Guests

"Can Wyoming step into the same river twice? How to harness the future without ignoring the past."

March 1 and April 5
Berry Center Auditorium | 7:00 p.m.
10th & Lewis | UW Campus | Reception to follow

March 1 Stories are powerful. Are Wyoming's current narratives (independence, self-reliance, small government) grounded in reality or imagined? If they're imagined, then what narratives are real? How do they help Wyoming make wise choices concerning the future?

April 5 Discuss the path to blending Wyoming's past with a tomorrow that's hot on our heels. Legislative action can only go so far. It's fundamentally up to us to chart the course. But do we have the capacity to do so? If so, how do we put that capacity into action?


The End of Sustainability

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
University of Wyoming College of Law, room 178

Sustainability is one of environmental law's modern themes. Come hear Professor Craig and Dean Benson explain why the Anthropocene era warrants moving beyond sustainability and toward resiliency thinking.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Flier showing portrait photos of Melinda Harm Benson, Dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Robin Kundis Craig, James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Chair of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law
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Haub School Career Series

Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.

  • March 7
  • March 21 
  • March 28 
  • April 4

Encana Auditorium | 1020 E Lewis 

Join us for our sixth annual Career Series! Hear from working professionals about what they studied in school, how they found their jobs, what they'd do differently, and other advice for finding solid work in many fields. All UW students welcome.


Between the Pages of Western Confluence

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Chalk n' Cheese, 209 S 2nd St, Laramie, Wyoming

  • Reception 5:00-5:30
  • Presentation 5:30-6:45
  • Reception 6:45 onward

Please join us for a Western Confluence launch party, reception, and forum. Learn what goes on between the pages at Western Confluence. Get the inside story on rare, threatened, and endangered species in the West. Hear from the people whose names appear in the magazine pages. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.

  • Gary Beauvais, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
  • Embere Hall, research scientist at UW
  • Alec Osthoff, poet writing about loss of species
  • David Willms, policy advisor to Governor Mead
  • Jesse Boulerice, Game and Fish non-game biologist
  • Charlotte Austin, adventure journalist
Cover of Western Confluence magazine, issue 08, AVERTING EXTINCTION, with painting of a grizzly bear's face
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Pilot Hill Public Meeting

March 22, 2018
Session 1: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Lincoln Community Center, 365 W Grand Ave

The Ruckelshaus Institute facilitated two public input sessions to help citizens better understand the communities efforts toward the Pilot Hill land purchase and to gather public input.

View session 1 and session 2 on Facebook.

Visit to learn more about the project.


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Dean's Fireside Chat

Secretarial Order on Migration: What Does it Mean for the West?

Dean Melinda Harm Benson invites you to a fireside chat to discuss the implications of Secretarial Order 3326 and the possible opportunities for research and scholarship that it might create. Snacks and adult beverages provided.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Bim Kendall House Living Room

Distinguished Speaker Carl Palmer

"Why Settle for Less?: Co-Creating the Future We Want through Community-Driven Collaborative Impact"

March 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Berry Center Auditorium, UW Campus

Free to the public | Reception to follow

Carl Palmer is the founder of LegacyWorks Group, an impact accelerator that helps communities, nonprofits, funders, mission-driven ventures and investors achieve transformative, systems scale impact through collaborative, cross sector initiatives that tap into all kinds of funding. Carl has led innovative nonprofits, impact investment firms and community impact initiatives for more than 20 years.


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2018 Science Café, Winter!

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
O'Dwyer's Pub, 1622 Grand Avenue, Laramie

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.
Laramie High School (open to LHS students only)

Listen to quick, engaging talks from UW scientists:

  • Jane Zelikova, “End of Snow”
  • Kevin Monteith, “Survival in a Cold World: Can the Fat be Furious?”
  • Cameron Nordell, “What We Do Not Know About Wintering Birds of Prey”

Sponsored by the Ruckelshaus Institute, Wyoming EPSCoR, the Biodiversity Institute, and O'Dwyer's pub.

Yellowstone Migrations, Joe Riis

Presentation and book signing by National Geographic photographer and Wyoming Migration Initiative Fellow Joe Riis. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
Gryphon Theatre | 710 E Garfield St | Laramie

Reception and book signing to follow the talk.

Sponsored by the Wyoming Migration Initiative, the Haub School of ENR, and Braided River Publishing.

Click here to learn more about the book.

Cover of book Yellowstone Migrations by Joe Riis with photo of pronghorn swimming across a river

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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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