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​Meridian Institute worked closely with program staff at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support their exploration of a potential strategy for reducing the production and consumption of oil in North America. Meridian conducted extensive interviews, including with experts in transportation...
This innovative project—undertaken by the Dow Chemical Company, the Natural Resources Defense Council, several local and regional environmental groups, and residents of Midland, Michigan—resulted in the designation of financing for specific pollution-prevention projects at Dow’s Midland facility. Meridian...
Meridian Institute staff worked with the US Forest Service and the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments on an effort to build more constructive relationships and address several outstanding issues between the Forest Service and local governments in Colorado’s Blue River watershed (home of Meridian’s...
In August 2011, a Meridian staff member assisted in the preparation for and facilitation of the annual retreat of the Trustees of Hampshire College.
In 2010, a Meridian Institute staffer assisted in the planning and facilitation of a multi-day Transportation Forum at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The forum brought together a wide diversity of university and community stakeholders to identify local transportation challenges and brainstorm...
The Mimbres Watershed is located in southwestern New Mexico. Grazing, dredge mining, removal of riparian vegetation, and streambank modification have resulted in water-quality impairments. In support of Total Maximum Daily Load implementation by the State of New Mexico Environment Department (to comply...
The National Park Service asked Meridian Institute and the University of Wyoming’s Institute for Environment and Natural Resources to jointly convene and facilitate a group to carry out the mandates of federal legislation calling for an assessment of approaches to preserving open space south of Grand...
The Upper Rio Grande Watershed is located in north central New Mexico, bordering Colorado. The watershed includes several urban areas, including Taos. Several stream segments were not meeting water-quality standards as a result of a broad range of (past and present) human activities in the watershed....
In 1998, the owners of the Mohave Generating Station—a 27-year-old electric power plant in Laughlin, Nevada—needed to determine the market value and potential future fate of the plant, in light of California’s new utility deregulation law. The local communities, neighboring Navajo and Hopi tribes, labor...
Meridian Institute, working with former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Bill Ruckelshaus, assisted the Puget Sound Salmon Leaders’ Forum in the development a “shared strategy” to recover the endangered salmon in the Puget Sound area. The effort involved businesspeople, environmentalists,...