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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

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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 a recap of the conference: Collaboration Key to Addressing Issues of the Rural West.

Held March. 23, 2018 in Yakima, Washington

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  •   Collaboration and Compromise: Video Recap (00:00) cue video    
  •   Welcome and Conference Introduction (00:00) cue video    
  •   David M. Kennedy, PhD, Co-Founding Director, The Bill Lane Center for the American West (00:02) cue video    
  •   Bruce Cain, PhD, Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director, The Bill Lane Center for the American West (06:56) cue video    
  •   Panel 1: Challenges and Possibilities in Wildfire Management (00:00) cue video    
  •   Facilitator: David Brady, PhD, Stanford University (00:08) cue video    
  •   Alissa Cordner, Whitman College (01:41) cue video    
  •   Rebecca Miller, PhD Student, Stanford University (13:02) cue video    
  •   John Giller, US Forest Service (22:53) cue video    
  •   Patrick Shea, JD, University of Utah (35:19) cue video    
  •   Questions (45:21) cue video    
  •   Panel 2: Toward a Healthier Rural West (00:00) cue video    
  •   Facilitator: Phillip Polakoff, MD, Stanford School of Medicine and The Bill Lane Center for the American West (00:06) cue video    
  •   Bidisha Mandal, PhD, Washington State University (16:32) cue video    
  •   John F. McCarthy, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (22:59) cue video    
  •   Gabriel Garcia, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (31:15) cue video    
  •   Kevin Harris, MPA, MBA, The William D. Ruckelshaus Center (40:18) cue video    
  •   Mike Maples, MD, Community Health of Central Washington (51:10) cue video    
  •   Tom Scandalis, DO, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (1:00:12) cue video    
  •   Questions (1:09:01) cue video    
  •   Panel 3: Perspectives on the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (00:00) cue video    
  •   Facilitator: Craig Thomas, PhD, University of Washington (00:08) cue video    
  •   Tom Ring, Yakama Nation (07:31) cue video    
  •   Urban Eberhart, Kittitas Reclamation District (16:39) cue video    
  •   Peter Dykstra, JD, Plauche & Carr LLP (24:17) cue video    
  •   Bob Tuck, Natural Resources Consultant (33:20) cue video    
  •   Questions (53:50) cue video    
  •   Panel 4: Models for University-Based Collaborative Governance (00:00) cue video    
  •   Facilitator:Bruce Cain, PhD (00:05) cue video    
  •   Michael Kern, MPA, The William D. Ruckelshaus Center (01:34) cue video    
  •   Craig Thomas, PhD, University of Washington (18:38) cue video    
  •   Nicola Ulibarri, PhD, University of California, Irvine (35:24) cue video    
  •   Gabriela Muñoz-Melendez, PhD, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (49:46) cue video    
  •   Questions (1:03:16) cue video    
  •   Keynote: Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands (00:00) cue video    
  •   Introduction by Martha Wyckoff (00:05) cue video    
  •   Hilary Franz (06:14) cue video    

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.