About the Wallace Stegner Center
The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment represents a concrete manifestation of the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law’s commitment to the multidisciplinary study of natural resources and environmental law and policy.
Historically, Utah and the surrounding states have depended upon the region’s natural bounty to construct and then maintain a society in the arid Western landscape. The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, recognizing the importance of natural resources and environmental quality to the region’s welfare, has long played a leading role in shaping appropriate laws and policies to govern the use and preservation of these resources. With the establishment of the Wallace Stegner Center, that role continues unabated.