The Keystone Center's work in environmental policy ranges from local to international; from two parties with a single issue to complex dialogues involving multiple parties and multiple issues. In every case, our neutral and independent facilitation helps people solve problems and make informed decisions.

We serve as a trusted bridge between those with differing perspectives on a wide array of environmental policy, legislative, and regulatory questions, including: collaborative resource management; ecosystem and watershed management; natural resource protection; water quality and quantity issues; sustainable agriculture; green marketing; transportation; climate change; restoration and remediation; and resource extraction and use (mining, forestry, and sustainable development).

For more information about our environment program, please contact Sarah Alexander.


Featured Environment Projects

Lake Huron Regional Restoration Meetings

LakeHuronBeachPlease join colleagues in your region to discuss restoration progress in the U.S. Lake Huron basin and hear about plans to develop the Lake Huron Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) under the newly updated U.S-Canadian Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The meeting will be an opportunity for you to report out on your organization’s restoration activities over the last five years, share successes and lessons learned, discuss challenges, and help inform the development of the binational Lake Huron LAMP. These one-day public gatherings will be of special interest to those implementing U.S. Lake Huron restoration projects, those supporting Lake Huron restoration activities, as well as  local agencies and organizations interested in incorporating restoration projects into their work.

Meetings Dates

  • April 7, 2015 –  Bay City –  Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
  • May 12, 2015 –  Port Huron –  Great Lakes Maritime Center
  • May 14, 2015 –  Alpena –  Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
  • May 27, 2015 –  Sault Saint Marie –  Lake Superior State University

The four regional meetings are being organized by The Keystone Center, (www.keystone.org), an independent facilitation organization with four decades of experience providing collaborative services in environment and resource management arenas, in partnership with Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes and U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office.

For more information or to indicate your interest in making a short presentation on your restoration project(s), please contact:

Suzan Klein
Senior Facilitator
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Matt Mulica
Associate Facilitator
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There is no charge to participate in the meetings which will run from approximately 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to forward this invitation to other stakeholders who may have interest in participating.

See you in the Spring!

Dark Skies Summit - Presentations and Videos


Jim Benya - Lighting Principles

Deborah Burnett - Circadian Connection

Chris Luginbuhl - Sky Glow

Chris Luginbuhl - Flagstaff Lighting Code

Chad Moore - Protecting the Nocturnal Sky

Richard Stevens - Circadian Disruption

Ron Gibbons - Lighting Design and Safety

Carl Rountree - Blinded by the Light

Scott Kardel - International Darkskies Association


Overview of Dark Skies Protection

Ecological, Public Health and Public Safety Dimensions

Dark Sky Lighting, Needs and Challenges

Public Lands and Night Skies