On December 13, 2017, Professor Danya Rumore and the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program successfully hosted the second Utah Forum on Collaboration. The event brought together more than 30 high-level state and federal agency leaders working in Utah for peer-to-peer learning and sharing about opportunities and challenges for collaborative environmental and natural resources efforts. Multiple state and federal agencies and NGOs provided a total of $7,500 in sponsorship for the event, which will be used to support the continuation of the Utah Program on Collaboration.
Also on December 13, 2017, Professor Rumore and the EDR Program hosted a Dialogue on Collaboration on “Funding for Collaboration: Resources and Challenges,” in partnership with the National Policy Consensus Center and The Langdon Group. At the event, panelists from the National Policy Consensus Center, the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, UDOT, and the Watershed Restoration Initiative shared their wisdom about how to fund and support collaborative planning and decision-making efforts in the public policy sector.
Additionally, the application for the 2018 Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration is now open. See here for more information about the course and how to apply.
Professor Rumore published an EDR Blog about the Forum, Dialogue, Short Course, and broader Utah Program on Collaboration.