The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

by Will Harmon, Matthew McKinney, William Harmon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559639628

ISBN-13: 9781559639620

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Island Press

"Shaped by 150 years of persistent conflicts over natural resources, the American West has endured a succession of strategies for resolving disputes - prior appropriation, scientific management, public participation, citizen ballot initiatives, public interest litigation, devolution, and interest-based negotiation. All of these strategies are still in play, yet the…  See more details below

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"Shaped by 150 years of persistent conflicts over natural resources, the American West has endured a succession of strategies for resolving disputes - prior appropriation, scientific management, public participation, citizen ballot initiatives, public interest litigation, devolution, and interest-based negotiation. All of these strategies are still in play, yet the West remains mired in gridlock. In fact, these strategies are often themselves a source of conflict." The Western Confluence is designed to help us navigate through the gridlock by reframing natural resource disputes and the strategies for resolving them. Relying on their first-hand experience, the authors offer practical information and insight for anyone involved with public decision making, as well as for professionals, faculty, and students in natural resource management, environmental law and policy, and conflict management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639620
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Boxes, Figures, and Maps
Foreword
Preface
 
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Nature of Western Resource Disputes
Chapter 2. First in Time, First in Right 
Chapter 3. The Promise of Scientific Expertise
Chapter 4. Integrating Science and Citizens 
Chapter 5. Citizens Strike Back
Chapter 6. This Land Is Our Land
Chapter 7. Sharing Responsibility
Chapter 8. A Changing Landscape
Chapter 9. The Architecture of Dialogue
 
Appendix: Project Evaluation Form
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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