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Agenda: 2018 Collaboration and Compromise in the Rural American West

March 23, 2018

9:00am to 9:30am - Welcome and Conference Introduction

Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director, The Bill Lane Center for the American West
Founding Co-Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus Stanford University

9:30am to 11:00am - Panel 1: Challenges and Possibilities in Wildlife Management

As devastating wildfires have become a new reality in the American West, this panel will discuss the challenges and new possibilities of managing both their impact and our response.

University of Utah
PhD Student, Stanford University
Whitman College
US Forest Service
Stanford University

11:15am to 12:45pm - Panel 2: Towards a Healthier Rural West

Building upon the 2017 Rural West conference, this panel will brainstorm the next steps in improving health care and access in the rural West.

The William D. Ruckelshaus Center
Washington State University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Community Health of Central Washington
University of Washington School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine and The Bill Lane Center for the American West

1:45pm to 3:15pm - Panel 3: Perspectives on the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan

The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan has been praised for making the Yakima Basin a great place for families, fish, and farms. This panel will discuss the background, implementation, and opposition to the YBIP.

Plauche & Carr LLP
Yakama Nation
Kittitas Reclamation District
Natural Resources Consultant
University of Washington

3:30pm to 5:00pm - Panel 4: Models for University-Based Collaborative Governance

This panel will highlight best practices in university-based collaborative governance for addressing environmental, economic and health issues in the rural West.

The William D. Ruckelshaus Center
University of Washington
University of California, Irvine
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

5:45pm to 7:00pm - Dinner

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands