Learning from Experience: A National Resource for Collaboration and Partnerships is being developed through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and The University of Michigan. It links from the Forest Service's new Partnership Resource Center.
This site can be used by anyone interested in learning about and improving collaborative efforts in natural resource management. We expect that inter-organizational partnerships and multiparty collaboration will be an important feature of resource management in the 21st century and hope that this website can serve as both a research and educational tool to facilitate more effective collaboration.
All the cases and lessons shown on this site have been developed by researchers at the University of Michigan's Ecosystem Management Initiative. The work is directed by Professors Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee and this website builds on their research conducted over the past 15 years. For more information, see their 2000 publication, Making Collaboration Work. All rights reserved. The date of the most recent case update will be listed within each case's index page.
If you have questions, would like to add your case to this website, or have suggestions about how to improve this site, feel free to contact us.
This site was developed by the Ecosystem Management Initiative through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the US Department of Interior. Read more.