Stegner Center Annual Symposium

Wallace Stegner Center Annual Symposium

The Wallace Stegner Center annually holds a symposium during spring semester on an environmental or natural resources topic of regional, national, and international importance. The symposium is interdisciplinary in nature, and includes speakers from the sciences and social sciences, academia, government, industry, and the legal profession. Through the symposia and other programs, the Stegner Center has brought numerous luminaries to the College of Law, including Bruce Babbitt, Wendell Berry, Helen Caldicott, Patty Limerick, Pamela Matson, Bill McKibben, Pat Mulroy, Naomi Oresekes, Zygmunt Plater, Joe Sax, Lynn Scarlett, George Schaller, Michael Soule, Alan Weisman, Charles Wilkinson, and Terry Tempest Williams, among others.

The R. Harold Burton Foundation was the founding donor for the symposium in 1996 and has been the principal donor each year. Other donors who have provided support for multiple years include the Cultural Vision Fund, Chevron, the Nature Conservancy in Utah, and ABA SEER.

Past Symposia include the following:

First Annual Symposium, 1996
The Native Home of Hope: Community, Ecology and the West
[Brochure]

Second Annual Symposium, 1997
To Cherish and Renew: Restoring Western Ecosystems and Communities
[Brochure]

Third Annual Symposium, 1998
Exploring Aldo Leopold’s Legacy: The Land Ethic and the American West in the 21st Century
[Brochure]

Fourth Annual Symposium, 1999
Where the Rivers Flow: Sharing Watersheds and Boundaries
[Brochure]

Fifth Annual Symposium, 2000
The Presidency and the Environment: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
[Brochure]

Sixth Annual Symposium, 2001
Metropolitan Growth: From Regional Visions to Real Results
[Brochure]

Seventh Annual Symposium, 2002
Powell and Stegner: Fifty Years After The Hundredth Meridian
[Brochure]

Eighth Annual Symposium, 2003
The Nuclear West: Legacy and Future
[Brochure]

Ninth Annual Symposium, 2004
Wilderness: Preserving Nature in a Political World
[Brochure]

Tenth Annual Symposium, 2005
Private Property and Nature Conservation: Land Ownership in the 21st Century
[Brochure]

Eleventh Annual Symposium, 2006
Global Climate Change: The Arctic to the Rocky Mountain West
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Twelfth Annual Symposium, 2007
The Colorado River Compact in the 21st Century: Time for Change?
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Thirteenth Annual Symposium, 2008
Alternative Energy: Seeking Climate Change Solutions
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Fourteenth Annual Symposium, 2009
Wallace Stegner: His Life and Legacy
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Fifteenth Annual Symposium, 2010
The Challenge of Sustainability
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Sixteenth Annual Symposium, 2011
Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Seventeenth Annual Symposium, 2012
Silent Spring at 50: The Legacy of Rachel Carson
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Eighteen Annual Symposium, 2013
Religion, Faith and the Environment
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Nineteenth Annual Symposium, 2014
National Parks: Past, Present and Future
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Twentieth Annual Symposium, 2015
Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]

Twenty-first Annual Symposium, 2016
Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions
[Brochure] | [Video Archive]