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Ruple and Keiter publish op-ed on future of Bears Ears in The Salt Lake Tribune

John Ruple and Bob Keiter, both professors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed recently in The Salt Lake Tribune urging President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke to proceed cautiously in determining whether to abolish or change the Bears Ears National Monument.  Read the full commentary here.

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]

Keiter publishes op-ed in Salt Lake Tribune on national parks centennial

On August 26, 2016 Robert B. Keiter, the Wallace Stegner Center Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and author of To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about the national parks centennial. Read the op-ed here.

Public lands research by Keiter and Ruple mentioned in Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune referenced research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in a news article published this week related to the state’s lawsuit over federal lands. Keiter and Ruple have published several white papers on various issues related to the transfer of public lands from […]

Keiter’s speech in Idaho Falls covered by local press

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter spoke in Idaho Falls this week about the transfer of federal lands to state control. Keiter’s visit was covered by the ABC affiliate in Idaho Falls. View the news clip here. 

Keiter featured in National Parks Traveler Centennial Series

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter kicked off the National Parks Traveler series titled, “Centennial Series | National Park System Expansion: Confronting A Second Century Challenge.” Editor’s note: With the National Park Service’s centennial soon upon us, National Parks Traveler is rolling out its Centennial Series, a collection of papers that touch on […]

Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

College of Law receives $250,000 gift and new $5 million endowment to top-ranked environmental law program

Gift from The ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center will enhance scholarship and programming opportunities at the prestigious Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.

Keiter quoted in Greenware on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the February 5, 2016 issue of Greenwire in a story titled, “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to the 1890s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s authority to regulate public lands, as well as wildlife and activities on […]

Keiter cited on Greenwire story, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims”

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the January 20, 2016 issue of Greenwire. In the story titled, “No legal grounds for militants’ land claims — experts,” Keiter commented on the legal claims of activists occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to […]