Ruckelshaus Institute

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bison in Grand Teton National Park, photo by Emilene Ostlind

Collaborative Natural Resource Decision Making 

2012 Summer Workshop Series

Note: The Summer Workshop Series is not currently being offered. You might be interested in the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources professional development trainings.

Natural resource issues are inherently complex. They often involve a multitude of stakeholders with deeply held values, are data-intensive yet fraught with uncertainty, and are interlaced with quality of life and economic issues. Finding durable solutions can be difficult work.

The Ruckelshaus Institute offers a Summer Workshop Series in collaborative decision making skills for natural resources professionals. The trainings, open to anyone who would like to attend, are designed for natural resource managers and planners, county commissioners, conservation district managers, biologists, environmental policy specialists, foresters, conservationists, environmental consultants, attorneys, engineers, developers, students, and others who work in natural resources management and environmental policy.

The interactive workshops offer training on how to resolve complex issues, reduce conflict, and create value around natural resources challenges.


Introduction to Collaborative Natural Resource Decision Making

June 22, 2012 Jackson, WY (CLOSED)

Basic Negotiation Skills in Natural Resource Management

June 26-27, 2012 Jackson, WY (CLOSED)

Advanced Negotiation Skills in Natural Resource Management

June 28-29, 2012 Jackson, WY (CLOSED)

Strategic Communications in Natural Resource Management

July 30-31, 2012 Casper, WY $375 (CLOSED)

Essentials in Facilitating Controversial Natural Resource Issues

August 1-2, 2012 Jackson, WY $375 (CLOSED)

Structured Decision Making Methods for Natural Resource Management and Policy

August 8-9, 2012 Laramie, WY $375 (CLOSED)

Introduction to Collaborative Natural Resource Decision Making

August 14, 2012 Cody, WY $175 (CLOSED)

Discounts available for those enrolling in multiple workshops and for UW staff/students/faculty.

Trouble registering? Find instructions for how to register here.


Steve Smutko, University of Wyoming

Nina Burkardt, U.S. Geological Survey

Mary Lou Addor, North Carolina State University

Todd Malmsbury, Colorado Wildlife Federation

Judi Kohler, National Wildlife Federation

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