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Natural resource management approaches are increasingly criticized for a tendency to neglect power relations and conflicts of interests, and negotiation approaches have been proposed to overcome these shortcomings.
The Nature of Americans National Report: Disconnection and Recommendations for Reconnection, reveals insights from a study of nearly 12,000 adults, children, and parents, and provides recommendations to open the outdoors for all.
This report provides information from the general public survey conducted in early 2017 to help inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) 2018 update.
White-tailed deer overpopulation is a common challenge for natural resource managers in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. This case study looks at the role of communication tools to gain public trust in the natural resource managers facing deer management programs.
This article discusses the potential for invertebrates, particularly butterflies, to be used as flagship species.
This study, conducted by The Associate Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and The Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies, shows that there are 9 types of Americans with regards to environmental attitudes.
People who want to tackle tough social problems and achieve beneficial community outcomes are beginning to understand that multiple sectors of a democratic society—business, nonprofits and philanthropies, the media, the community, and government—must collaborate to deal effectively and humanely with the challenges.
Consequences for relocating specific reptiles and amphibians can vary significantly between successfully saving an endangered species and unsuccessful mitigation of human conflict associated with a particular creature. This article examines the management practices for relocating individual creatures causing human-wildlife conflict.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 requires agency and public participation in the planning process for new usage projects proposed for public land. This includes disclosure of all alternative actions, and brings out environmental concerns of the affected public, and requires environmental impact consideration throughout the planning and decision making process. There are three levels of documents needed depending on the project: Categorical Exclusions for routine administrative procedures, Environmental Assessment for the proposed plans, and Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed actions.
This report summarizes the results of the Phase I Community Awareness Review and Development (CARD) project sponsored by the Lake Superior Binational Program. The intent of the project was to survey knowledge and awareness of issues relevant to the Lake Superior Binational Program (especially the Lakewide Management Plan or LaMP) in order to foster improved decision-making within the Lake Superior basin. Most of those surveyed cited economic concerns as most pressing and environmental concerns as least pressing.