Mediation Guide

The Wyoming Mediation Program Resource Guide--a resource guide of * family * health * education *  crisis * education * contacts for the agricultural community.



Is a process that allows conflicting parties to make agreements. Agreements reached in mediation are more likely to be followed, as opposed to a court order or arbitrators' decision, because the individuals are the decisions makers. This creative problem solving can be more flexible than decisions given by a judge.

Mediation is voluntary and confidential in the Wyoming Mediation Program. It is a supplement to the existing legal process. If no agreement is reached through mediation, the present legal system remains available.


Natural resources, resource management, environmental policy, credit disputes and administrative management are marred by conflicts. Traditionally these conflicts have been ignored, resolved or stalled through expensive and often lengthy litigation.

Mediation in Wyoming may be useful in situations where a permittee has a conflict or dispute with an agency on:

  • Grazing permits

  • Water quality facts and data

  • Endangered species issues

  • Timber sales and cuts

  • Farm debt/credit disputes

  • Easement and access issues

  • Wildlife damage


Alan Schroeder
Wyoming Agricultural Mediation Board
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Wyoming
PO Box 3354
Laramie, WY  82071-3354
(307) 766-5133
Lucy Pauley
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Mediation Coordinator
2219 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY  82002
(307) 777-8788 or 1-888-996-9278

Published by the
Wyoming Mediation Board
and Wyoming Department of Agriculture Natural Resources.
If you or your organization can provide any of the services included in this resource guide or have been placed in the resource guide by error please contact: Lucy Hansen at (307) 777-7323.

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