July 8, 2013
On July 2, Robert Keiter, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. The grant will support research regarding the legal requirements applicable to federal-state land exchanges, identifying the existing barriers to exchanges, and setting the stage for a comprehensive analysis of the legal reforms needed to facilitate large federal-state exchanges. The RMMLF grant supports the Stegner Center’s broader effort to evaluate potential land tenure reforms that advance both preservation and development interests across a western landscape beset by fragmented ownership and conflicting management objectives.