03/15/2018 @ 8:00 am – 03/16/2018 @ 12:30 pm
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 University St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
The Stegner Center’s 23rd Symposium will address “Public Lands in a Changing West.” With controversy continuing to embroil the federal public lands, and with our nation approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission report, this is an opportune time to examine the changes that have occurred during the past fifty years, the forces driving current controversies, and the opportunities to anticipate and resolve future conflicts.
Also join the Stegner Center March 14, the day before the Symposium for the noontime lecture with John Leshy »
After reviewing how the West is changing, scientific advances, and evolving public land laws and policies, the symposium will examine three signature issues—the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designation, multi-jurisdictional efforts to manage for sage grouse conservation, and the Crown of the Continent initiative in northern Montana—to extract key lessons learned and viable strategies for addressing contentious issues. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion to identify ongoing problems, policy changes, and related reforms that could improve resource management across the public domain and also garner broader support.