Leach, W. D. (2006) Finding 1

Assess the democracy merits of collaborative public management by watershed partnerships in terms of: inclusiveness, representativeness, impartiality, transparency, deliberativeness, lawfulness, and empowerment. Continue reading →

Ferreyra, C., & Beard, P. (2007) Finding 10

When considering ecosystem outcomes from a collaborative watershed management process, develop evaluation criteria that can account for the influence of scale and better reflect the potential contributions of the watershed team to their broad, longterm vision for the watershed. Continue reading →

Ferreyra, C., & Beard, P. (2007) Finding 8

In watershed partnerships, negotiate indicators of evaluation among stakeholders. Watershed partnerships bring together multiple stakeholders with a diversity of goals, values and expectations, and each may bring different perspectives regarding what a ‘successful’ partnership entails, what type of scientific knowledge is ‘valid’, and how ‘progress’ should be measured. Continue reading →

Ferreyra, C., & Beard, P. (2007) Finding 7

Establish an evaluation system for collaborative watershed management that takes into consideration not only the quality and quantity of water resources, but also the quality and quantity of interorganizational alliances, capacity and knowledge of each partner organization. Continue reading →

Koontz, T. M., & Johnson, E. M. (2004) Finding 3

In facilitating development of a watershed group, consider these potential indicators of success:

  • Group development and maintenance (e.g., start group, get funds) *Education and outreach (e.g., educational programs, canoe floats)
  • Increased public awareness (e.g., websites, media attention)
  • Networking (e.g., information sharing, development of partnerships)
  • Plan development (e.g., watershed plan, action plan, strategic plan)
  • Policy changes (e.g., change zoning or regulations, block permits)
  • Government pressure (e.g., lobbying, petitioning)
  • Land acquisition (e.g., purchased land or easements in the watershed)
  • Restoration (e.g., remediation, restoration activities and results)
  • Research (e.g., inventory, monitoring)
  • Identifying and prioritizing issues
  • Preservation designation (e.g., stream designated as a heritage resource)
  • Changes in land use practices

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