Transboundary Collaboration in Ecosystem Management:
A Master's Project completed for the School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
The management of natural resource systems that span an international border is often complicated by a lack of coordination and communication between the stakeholders who are responsible for their stewardship. In some areas, stakeholders have taken a collaborative approach to managing these transboundary resources. However, effective transboundary collaboration can be difficult, as the presence of an international border often intensifies the barriers to the development of a collaborative process.
This study highlights the experiences of eight collaborative efforts operating across either the U.S.-Canada or U.S.-Mexico borders. The lessons distilled from these efforts are intended to inform general transboundary practitioners, as well as those agencies and organizations that are working to develop a transboundary effort in the Flathead River Basin of Montana and British Columbia.
The Following Chapters and Case Studies are available in PDF Format:
Executive Summary (6 pages)
Table of Contents
Part I: Background, Analysis, and Integration
Part II: Case Studies (each file is a separate PDF document)
Appendix A: Case Study Summaries of transboundary efforts that were not selected for in-depth analysis: