Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS)

Degree Name

Interdisciplinary Studies

Other Degree Name/Area of Focus

Natural Resources Policy, Conflict Resolution

Department or School/College

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Committee Chair

Matthew McKinney

Committee Co-chair

Jeffrey Greene

Commitee Members

Jon Tompkins, Steven Schwarze


collaborative, land use planning, rocky mountains, rural, zoning


University of Montana


This study seeks to evaluate the merits of collaborative zoning in rural areas by juxtaposing a case where zoning efforts failed to one where zoning was successfully passed by the community. While zoning practices vary greatly in different parts of the country, this study is focused entirely on rural zoning in the Rocky Mountains. There are specific obstacles and challenges when undertaking land-use planning in the West--and rural areas in particular--and this paper extracts and presenting the lessons learned in both communities.



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