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Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

The Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDRP) — established in 2012 — promotes collaboration, mediation, and other dispute resolution processes as a means to address contemporary environmental conflicts. Focusing initially on environmental and natural resource conflicts in Utah, EDRP is building capacity for expanded and improved collaboration and mediation, while also documenting and shedding new light on the extensive collaboration efforts already occurring in Utah and the Mountain West. The new program’s approach redefines the meaning of “ADR”. Though usually thought of as an alternative to litigation, EDRP uses the term “ADR” to mean Additional Dialogue Required – using mediation and other collaborative processes to create an opportunity for dialogue and mutual understanding in environmental and natural resource conflicts. This approach builds long-term relationships and produces enduring on-the-ground results. 

Danya Rumore

University of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law - Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment
332 S. 1400 E.
Room 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Training (short-term) Technical Assistance Policy Development Teaching (graduate and undergraduate) Planning/Problem Solving