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Rural West Conference

Yakima River

In 2009, the Bill Lane Center for the American West launched the Rural West Initative, which seeks to research and document contemporary life in the Rural West. Our work examines life in rural western areas through scholarship, public policy, and journalism.

 

Rural West Initiative Conferences

Park City, Utah
April 5, 2019 to April 6, 2019
Seventh Annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference
Yakima River in Washington. Photo by Scott Butner via Flickr
March 22, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference, March 2018
Toward a Healthier Rural West
March 23, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Fifth Annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference
ranch lands and prairie near cuter battlefield
March 17, 2016 to March 19, 2016
Fourth Annual Eccles Family Rural American West
Maryhill Washington
March 4, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Eccles Family Rural West Conference
Urban Rural
April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Conference on the Rural West
October 13, 2012 to October 14, 2012
Closing Remarks to the Conference on the Rural West