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How different is scenario planning done for public versus private purposes? In asking this question, Jay Ogilvy and Erik Smith look at regional projects done in the public interest, and distill a set of lessons through a brief examination of regional scenario planning projects run by Global Business Network throughout the 1990s.
For 30 years, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has created substantial habitat for birds and other wildlife species by providing landowners with a financial incentive to remove marginal land from agricultural production and establish grasslands. Declines in the number of acres enrolled in the program over the last decade, however, raise concerns about the fate of these grasslands once incentives end.
This issue highlights stakeholder engagement - what it is, why it's important, and how to be successful.
In this podcast Dr. Katie Steiger-Meister talks about the importance of and tools for stakeholder identification and engagement.
In this podcast, Aaron Mize, Deputy Refuge Manager at Bosque del Apache and Natalie Sexton Chief of the Human Dimensions Branch/NWRS, discuss the relevance of the human dimensions to refuges and their management.
KEY WORDS: Indonesia, adaptive learning, adaptive options, agroforests, integrated natural resource management, land-use change scenarios, negotiation support models, quantitative impact assessments, scaling rules, stakeholders, sustainability assessments, tropical forest margins.

Freshwater mussels may lack charisma, as they look like nothing more than rocks. But that belies the natural wonders of their life-history and their incredibly important role in the ecology of streams and the people and economies that rely on the same water.

This article discusses the need for better awareness of cultural features and worldviews by agencies working with Yup'ik people in Alaska.

“RAPTORS, Come and see the Raptors!” I shout from the top of my lungs to travelers making their way down the beaten path of the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado. Visitors approach the booth with oohs and ahhs at the sight of the rehabilitated great-horned owl who perches on the arm of a Rocky Mountain Raptor Program volunteer. The outreach volunteer stands beside me and tells the bird’s story.

Partnerships among stakeholders can facilitate knowledge transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ETs) from developed countries to developing countries, and offer a pathway that protects the interests of developed countries private enterprise while also enhancing the technology capacity of the developing country. This publication provides opinions and a case study on this kind of partnership and discusses the advantages that it offers.