A Systematic Assessment of Collaborative Resource Management Partnerships
A Master's Project completed for the School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
Out of the progressive field of environmental conflict management, a new genre of collaboration is currently breeding controversy in the environmental arena. Community-Based Collaborative Resource Management Partnerships are wide-ranging and include such diverse initiatives as watershed councils, Resource Advisory Councils and sustainable communities efforts. They include ad hoc partnerships like the Malpai Borderlands Group and the Applegate Partnership. Small and large, formal and informal, the sheer numbers and diversity of these initiatives has sparked a confusing and contentious debate about the appropriate focus and scope of direct citizen involvement in environmental planning and management.
This masters project, completed in 1999, systematically analyzes the growing popularity of community-based resource management groups (collaborative partnerships).
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