"Use it or lose it" requirements can exacerbate conflict by giving ranchers and conservation interests no alternative to political, legal, or administrative conflict.
Temple Stoellinger joined the University of Wyoming in 2013. Temple has a dual appointment at the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources where she is an Assistant Professor, and the College of Law where she is the Co-Director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.
Before joining the University of Wyoming, Temple most recently served as the natural resource attorney for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA). Through this role Temple provided legal advice and engaged in litigation on issues pertaining to energy and natural resource law of behalf of the boards of county commissioner in Wyoming’s 23 counties.
Prior to working for the WCCA, Temple worked in the Projects and Technology Legal Department for Shell, International B.V. at their world headquarters in the Netherlands. From 2004-2010 Temple served as a natural resource analyst and advisor to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal where she had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of energy and natural resource issues of statewide, regional, and national significance.