Editor’s note: The grant received for Project 7B is from the LOR Foundation, not the College of Law EDR program as noted in the Priest River Times story.
The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution program (EDR program) was cited as a facilitator of land use planning in northern Idaho community of Priest River.
A new community organization focused on building consensus around land use planning here in Bonner County sought, and received, a vote of confidence from the Priest River city council July 5. Project 7B leader Molly O’Reilly told council members that the organization would like to partner with the city as it prepares to carry out a land use-related survey of the county. “We don’t need money or staff time,” she said. The survey will be paid for with a $12,000 grant Project 7B obtained through an environmental dispute resolution center at the University of Utah’s law school, said O’Reilly.