Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union


1825 SW Broadway



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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5-7:30pm
While the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is still making headlines, the earlier groundbreaking collaborative approach to complex land use issues in Harney County has largely been overlooked. That effort involved local ranchers, environmental groups, and federal agencies, and set a precedent for working through similar land management issues in Oregon and the west. In this first annual public lecture, Daniel Kemmis—nationally distinguished author and Wallace Stegner Prize winner—will discuss this new innovative approach to management of western lands and how it pertains to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, the Sage Grouse Conservation Plan, and other western land management conflicts. Sponsored by the Collaborative Governance Graduate Certificate, part of PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs. This new on-line 15-credit program is aimed at providing current public officials and managers with opportunities to sharpen their collaborative skills. DANIEL KEMMIS Daniel Kemmis is an author, a long-time public servant, and currently an Associate of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. Mr. Kemmis is a former Mayor of Missoula, Montana, and a former Speaker and Minority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives. He is the author of 3 books: Community and The Politics of Place; The Good City and the Good Life; and This Sovereign Land: A New Vision for Governing the West. He is currently working on a fourth book, under the working title of Citizens Uniting.