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Sixth Annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference

Collaboration and Compromise in the Rural American West

Yakima, Washington, March 22-23, 2018

Sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference, March 2018

Yakima River in Washington. Photo by Scott Butner via Flickr

Yakima River in Washington. Photo by Scott Butner via Flickr

2018 Conference Recap

Collaboration Key to Addressing Issues of the Rural West

Bill Lane Center for the American West

In a departure from previous gatherings, the 2018 Eccles Family Rural West Conference took the form of an academic workshop focused on collaborative governance. Panels explored how collaboration in rural communities can foster greater environmental sustainability and better health outcomes.

Read the conference recap with photos and complete video »

 

Collaboration and Compromise: Video Recap

How can rural western communities work together towards environmental sustainability and better health outcomes? An overview of the conference that brought together academics, practitioners, and policymakers in Yakima, Washington on March 22-23, 2018. Produced by Phil Polakoff and Vladimir Choloupka.

 

Exploring Collaboration and Compromise

Rural West 2018

The Sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference is in the books, and a report and complete video from the sessions are in the works. Thanks to our keynote speaker Hilary Franz, our panelists, and everyone who came to Yakima to make the event a success.

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Rural West Conference Volume

Bridging the Distance

Common Issues of the Rural West

Edited by David B. Danbom

Foreword by David M. Kennedy

Published in cooperation with the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
 
The University of Utah Press has published Bridging the Distance, a book by the Rural West Initiative of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Edited by the distinguished historian David B. Danbom and with a foreword by Center co-founding director David M. Kennedy, the book explores the Rural West across four dimensions: Community, Land, Economics – and defining the Rural West itself. The book is the result of work presented at the first Conference on the Rural West, which took place in Ogden, Utah, in October 2012.