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Mar 29 2021 | Center News
Kate Gibson joins the Bill Lane Center as associate director.
The Biden Administration has an opportunity to rewrite the playbook on combatting wildfires. Stanford research and expertise point toward bipartisan solutions that reset priorities, change mindsets and employ new technologies.
Mar 18 2021 | ... & the West Blog
Repeated heatwaves continue to destroy California’s kelp forests, crippling coastal economies, tribal resources, and a treasured ecosystem. Can they still be saved?
Students are invited to register for three Lane Center courses, including our flagship American West class.
Tribes contest a gold mining project near Death Valley; western states spar for water from the Colorado River, declines in butterflies are linked to climate chance in the West; Oregon has new carbon cap program; and other environmental reads from across the American West.
With new relief funding on the way, Western local governments look to take advantage of opportunities to support small businesses.
Mar 3 2021 | ... & the West Blog
Three months after the first market trades of California water futures, a conversation about economic forces and an essential material for life.

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Apr 22 2021 | Center News, Happenings
With a guest talk by BLC director Bruce Cain, the Bay Planning Coalition convened regional experts to discuss Bay Area reset opportunities for the economy and infrastructure
Apr 15 2021 | Center News, Happenings, Research Notes
After partnering to conduct research on policing alternatives last summer, the Lane Center and neighboring cities will conduct follow-up meetings on April 30 to discuss progress, challenges and new research.
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