Registration Open for ADP’s 2014 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park
Stewardship of Public Lands:
Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem
August 4 – 9, 2014
2014 marks the 10th summer of our Yellowstone seminar, part of the American Democracy Project’s Stewardship of Public Lands Initiative. Over the past 9 summers, more than 165 faculty members from more than 80 colleges and universities have participated in this exciting program. The seminar, a partnership with the Yellowstone Association, is open to faculty members from any academic discipline.
Throughout the United States, but especially in the West, the question of who will control public lands is a hotly debated topic. The public lands of the West, including national parks, forests, grazing, and prairie lands, are all sites of controversy. The major points of contention are over ownership and use of the land. Timber, mining, oil and gas producers, developers, farmers, ranchers, hunters, business owners, recreational users, and environmentalists are all groups who assert claims to influence and use. Yet whose interests have primacy? And in a democracy, how do the interests of all of these groups get addressed and resolved?
• A multi-disciplinary study of political conflict in the world’s first national park
• Examine the political controversies over wolves, grizzlies, snowmobiles, and bison
• Meet and listen to stakeholders on all sides
• Learn how to design courses to help prepare informed, engaged citizens
Register Now for Yellowstone 2014!