Bidwell, R. D., & Ryan, C. M. (2006) Finding 2

To assure that watershed groups can play a valuable substantive role in states’ watershed management programs, encourage active recruiting to include a variety of perspectives. As collaborative policies are developed, sponsors must strike a balance to achieve an appropriate balance of participants to address each concern.

The learning experience: Evolves from work with a coalition or group.
The learning experience: Builds on locally existing skills and resources.

Class or Group 
The learning experience: Is relevant to and accessible by people with diverse backgrounds and influences.
The learning experience: Presents accurate and balanced information, incorporating many different perspectives.

Beyond the Community 
The learning experience: Builds skills for flexibility and responsiveness to environmental issues and for facilitating community engagement.
The learning experience: Offers avenues for participation which are competent, fair, and enhance involvement for all levels of responsibility.

Citation: Bidwell, R. D., & Ryan, C. M. (2006). Collaborative partnership design: The implications of organizational affiliation for watershed partnerships. Society & Natural Resources, 19(9), 827-843. from the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt database.
Citation Type: Research