Alkon, A. H. (2004) Finding 2

A decision-making process that accepts the assumption that the people most involved with a particular issue are the ones best equipped to make decision is likely to lead to constructive solutions to land use concerns. Continue reading →

Dakins, M. E., Long, J. D., & Hart, M. (2005) Finding 2

How a watershed group is formed may influence its effectiveness.

  • Citizen initiated groups give themselves a high rating on addressing difficult or controversial issues.
  • Government initiated groups give themselves a high rating on receiving assistance during formation.
  • Groups whose membership has been restricted in some way (e.g. property owners only, instead of all interested parties), give themselves a low rating on involving key decision-making groups, timeliness in addressing issues, and overall effectiveness.

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