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The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program fosters a culture of collaboration around the environment, natural resource, and broader public policy issues, with a particular focus on Utah and the Mountain West. We do so through helping professionals in natural resource and public policy fields build their capacity to be more skillful in engaging with and working through conflict.

Apply by April 30 for the 2023 Collaboration Certificate Course



Why We Tend to See Conflict as a Problem – and Why It Matters

Mar 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore In our prior blogs, we have explained that conflict just is: it is a normal, healthy, unavoidable part of life. Therefore, we […]

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The Problem with Conflict is that We See Conflict as a Problem

Feb 01, 2023

By Danya Rumore Even after many years of work in the field of conflict resolution and collaboration, I continue to be amazed by the extent […]

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The Future of the EDR Program: Extra (Effective) Dialogue Required

Jan 03, 2023

By Danya Rumore on behalf of the EDR Program team When Michele Straube founded the Wallace Stegner Center’s EDR Program in 2012, she somewhat jokingly […]

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At the Environmental Dispute Resolution program, thorny issues lead to “elegant solutions”

Nov 21, 2022

As you may have noticed, we humans don’t always get along. We fight over land, we argue that we aren’t getting our fair share of […]

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