WPR News
7:31 am
Tue August 26, 2008

New director named for Ruckelshaus Institute

Laramie, Wyo. – An ecologist from Colorado State University has been named the director of the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Ingrid Burke says the Institute can help mediate environmental fights in the state.

"All the environmental issues that are compelling now have science that's engaged and very polar viewpoints associated. And solutions don't fall along the lines of either of the polar viewpoints," she said.

Burke says the strength of the Ruckelshaus Institute is in sorting through the science and communicating the most important environmental priorities to lawmakers.

She comes to Wyoming after serving as a distinguished scholar at Colorado State University.