The Center connects people to solve problems and craft solutions to natural resource and environmental issues.

We believe the most effective way to do this is through collaborative processes that are well informed and provide meaningful opportunities for all interested citizens, stakeholders, and decision-makers to participate.

Our staff and Senior Fellows are recognized experts in facilitation, mediation, collaboration, and conflict resolution. They are also well known for their work in public lands policy, water law and policy, land-use planning, and cross-boundary resource management. As a team, we:

  • Inform and invigorate policy discussions by providing timely, decision relevant research and analysis.
  • Facilitate and mediate complex, multi-party dialogues on land, water, and related issues.
  • Build and share knowledge to push the horizons of natural resources and environmental policy and governance.
  • Train future leaders through our unique Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program.