Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions

Service Areas: Public Participation

Mt. Rogers Recreational Management

(1999) Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service at the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, IEN developed and facilitated the public involvement process for "Step One" of the "Limits of Acceptable Change Process," which is a systematic nine-step process for wilderness planning which elicits stakeholder guidance at critical planning junctures. The IEN facilitated the first two public meetings and developed a report which identified and summarized the major themes of stakeholder concern.

Categorized as: 1990s, Public Participation, Land, Federal Government,

Shenandoah National Park Related Land Study

(1992)  IEN facilitated a series of public meetings involving stakeholder groups working to explore the purposes and uses of a controversial proposed study of the Shenandoah National Park's natural and cultural resources.

Categorized as: 1990s, Research, Public Participation, Land, People & Communities, Federal Government,

Community Decisions for Watershed Planning

(2007-2011) This three-year project developed a real-time, microcomputer-based system for supporting community consensus decision-making about watershed issues. Led by a multi-disciplinary team at Virginia Tech, this project involved stakeholders from the North Fork of the Shenandoah watershed, representing a wide range of interests including agriculture, government, private business, environmental and utilities. The overall goal was to develop a flexible, practical toolkit that will provide watershed stakeholders with the knowledge and skills to select water quality protection mechanisms... Continue reading →

Categorized as: 2010s, Research, Public Participation, Water, Land, Educational Institutions,

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