A step-by-step guide connecting theory to practice Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, authors Dr. Tracylee Clarke and Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson first introduce a specific concept or process step and then provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning. The appendix includes six additional extended case studies for further analysis. In addition to providing practical steps for understanding and managing conflict, the text identifies the most relevant laws and policies to help students make more informed decisions. Students will develop techniques for public involvement and community outreach, strategies for effective meeting management, approaches to negotiating options and methodologies for communicating concerns and working through differences, and outlines for implementing and evaluating strategies for sustaining positive community relations.

Implementation and Evaluation

Implementation and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on practical application of your preparatory work, from the initial assessment through design. We discuss contingency factors that could assist or impede implementation of your project and how to address potential challenges. Factors to consider include timelines, funding sources, political climates, the discovery of additional and new science, and unforeseen outside forces. We also will address how to create contingency plans. Once you have implemented a process, you also will need to evaluate it. In this chapter, we will outline some approaches to evaluation that are appropriate for collaborative environmental conflict management (ECM) processes. In the implementation stage of ECM, it is important to understand and discuss not only how a decision will be carried out ...

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