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

Moab Master Leasing Plan Stakeholder Mapping Workshops

Moab-picThe Moab Master Leasing Plan (MLP) process is conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The geography of the Moab MLP includes a diversity of conservation, recreation, and resource development interests near Moab, Utah and neighboring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The BLM’s planning effort will prepare the MLP, amendments to the Moab and Monticello Resource Management Plans (RMPs), and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The MLP process will provide additional planning and analysis prior to new leasing of oil and gas and potash within the Planning Area. The outcome of the MLP process may result in new mineral leasing stipulations, development constraints, and/or closures to leasing accomplished through amendments to the land use plans (Moab and Monticello RMPs).

The Keystone Center recently facilitated two Moab Master Leasing Plan Stakeholder Mapping that were initiated independent of the BLM’s MLP process. The purpose of the workshops was to bring together private sector and NGO stakeholders to share and discuss map data layers reflecting their conservation, recreation, and energy and mineral development interests within the Moab MLP area. The workshops enabled participants to better understand the various concerns and interests held by each stakeholder. A final report synthesizes the range of stakeholder input on interests and management suggestions.


Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy Summit

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in coordination with The Keystone Center, an independent facilitator, is holding a series of seven public meetings across the state this spring in order to receive feedback on the Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy. This Strategy will guide agency efforts to work towards increasing deer populations.

Across the West, state wildlife agencies are seeing declines in mule deer populations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is embarking on a process to bring together sportsmen, landowners, outfitters, biologists, wildlife managers, other state agencies, federal agencies, local elected officials and any other interested members of the public to discuss the issues facing the West Slope mule deer and discuss solutions. While many ideas exist, a focused effort by all groups can make a difference. CPW seeks public input on a Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy to work towards increasing deer populations.  For more information about CPW and mule deer please visit:  http://cpw.state.co.us/  

See the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Press Release from April 2, 2014.
Public Meeting Dates and Locations
All meetings are from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • April 16, 2014 —Loveland, The Ranch at Loveland, McKee Building, 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538
  • April 23, 2014 —Durango, La Plata County Fairgrounds, Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
  • April 30, 2014 — Pueblo, Lake Pueblo State Park Auditorium, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005
  • May 5, 2014 —  Gunnison, Western State University, Aspinall-Wilson Center, 909 Escalante Dr., Gunnison, CO 81231
  • May 6, 2014 —  Eagle, Eagle County Fair Grounds, Eagle County Room, 426 Fairgrounds Rd, Eagle, CO 81631
  • May 13, 2014 — Grand Junction, Country Inns of America, 718 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506
  • May 20, 2014 — Craig, Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625

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The Keystone Center is a trusted, Colorado-based non-profit organization founded in 1975 to drive actionable, shared solutions to environment, energy, health, energy, education and public health issues. In all efforts, Keystone maintains an unwavering position of independence, not advocating for any single position but rather providing all participants the opportunity to truly own decisions by working with shared-goal partners to find mutually agreeable solutions.  

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