Tension as Catalyst: Land Stewardship and Development Align for a Better Rural West
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:30am

When: Monday, June 10 @ 10:30am

Where: PSU Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Ballroom

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Event Description:

Today, rural communities in the West are faced with challenges of forging collaborative solutions that simultaneously advance economic development and sensible resource management, while building more inclusive communities. This new way of doing business is a shift that propels enduring stewardship and prosperity, and rural-rooted intermediary organizations are central to this transformation.

Join our America’s Rural Opportunity conversation with five rural and tribal innovators who are leading this way forward. Learn about what they have done to forge new productive partnerships and about the difference it has made for the economy and environment, as well as rural communities and livelihoods.

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  • William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
  • Tony Ruth, Executive Director, Salmon Valley Stewardship
  • Mark Webb, Executive Director, Blue Mountains Forest Partners
  • Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center
  • Mark Haggerty, Headwater Economics


  • Tony Cheng, Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute