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
Panel 1: Challenges and Possibilities in Wildfire Management
As devastating wildfires have become a new reality in the American West, this panel will discuss the challenges and new possibilities of managing both their impact and our response
Panel 2: Toward a Healthier Rural West
Panel 3: Perspectives on the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan
Panel 4: Models for University-Based Collaborative Governance
Keynote: Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands