YNP Symposium 2022

YNP 150th Anniversary Symposium




The University of Wyoming College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources hosted the 150th Anniversary of Yellowstone National Park Symposium in Cody, Wyoming at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on May 19th and 20th, 2022.

The symposium featured prominent figures from the National Park Service and elsewhere within the Department of the Interior—including Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly—as well as from numerous Yellowstone-associated Native American tribes. They were joined by a host of academics, scholars, scientists, and other participants. The historic event explored the goals, successes, and shortcomings of the park over the past 150 years, and looked to the future to examine key issues it now faces. Keynote speakers and panels discussed wide-ranging topics, including tribal connections to Yellowstone, federal-tribal co-management, art and social engagement, wildlife management across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, unprecedented visitation and economic development within the tourism and recreation sector, and large-landscape conservation. The symposium is approved by the Wyoming State Bar Association for 14.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education. 

The Wyoming Law Review is published a special issue commemorating the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park that dovetailed with and memorialized many parts of the symposium.  

Click here to read the special symposium issue of the Wyoming Law Review



Why & How

About the Hosts 


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UW Law


The University of Wyoming College of Law offers a high-quality legal education at one of the lowest tuition rates in the country.  Located in the Rocky Mountains only a short drive from Denver, the UW College of Law is known for its top programs, intimate family-like atmosphere, innovative skills training, affordability, and overall student satisfaction. Learn more here

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The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resources challenges. We support students as well as citizens, stakeholders, and decision makers by giving them the skills and tools they need to build durable, inclusive solutions to our most pressing environment and natural resource challenges. Learn more here

Special thanks to our co-sponsors for their generous support of the symposium: Beyond Yellowstone Program, the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (WORTH) center, Haub School's Knobloch Program in Conservation Economics, the Tom and Debbe Spicer Gift for Collaborative Solutions, and the MacMillan Private Lands Stewardship Program.

The Steering Committee: Temple Stoellinger (Haub School of Environment and Natural Resource), Jason Robison (College of Law), James Trosper (High Plains American Indian Research Institute), Jacob Vogt (Wyoming Law Review and College of Law Student), Madison Barber (Wyoming Law Review and College of Law Student), Christian Moncrief (Haub School Student), Christina White (Yellowstone National Park).

“Partnership is how great things are achieved, and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is excited by this collaborative effort to recognize the sesquicentennial of Yellowstone National Park. This celebratory event will enable us to learn from the past, appreciate the present, and envision the future of our iconic and foundational park.”

Dean John Koprowski, Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources


“In this special 150th anniversary year, the College of Law is pleased to be a part of this historic event led by the Wyoming Law Review and to collaborate with the Haub School and Yellowstone National Park to celebrate the importance of America’s first national park."

Dean Klint Alexander, UW College of Law

Contacts and callouts


Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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