Recommended Reading

Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard Water

September 29, 2010
This report by Western Resource Advocates and Environmental Defense Fund illustrates why legislation is needed to curtail the risk unmitigated climate change poses to western water supplies and highlights the inextricable links between energy and water in the region. Climate and clean energy policy...

Threats to Western Private Forests report

September 29, 2010
In 2009, the Threats to Western Private Forests strategic initiative engaged diverse stakeholders - family and large-scale forest landowners, county commissioners, local and regional planning agencies, state forestry and wildlife agencies, federal land managers, tribes, universities, conservation...

Large Landscape Conservation: A Strategic Framework for Policy and Action

September 29, 2010
On this Memorial Day Weekend as many Americans head outdoors to open spaces, the nation is reminded about the importance of land conservation. Today the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released a report highlighting new grassroots and collaborative strategies for managing large areas for the...

CFLR Program Interim Field Guide

September 29, 2010
Congress, under Title IV of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (PDF, 40 KB), established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program. The purpose of the CFLR Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority...

Deep Lessons in Collaboration

September 29, 2010
Written by highly experienced consultants and practitioners for individuals and leaders who want to learn about the complexities of collaboration – as well as expand their choices in constructively managing important and challenging issues, the book encompasses six in-depth case studies, many of...

ELI Handbook Explains New and Successful Strategies in Western Water Policy

September 29, 2010
Western Water in the 21st Century identifies the various ways in which 12 Western States have addressed practical and legal challenges to promoting strategic, sustainable water management. It is designed to inform everyone from the casual observer to experienced engineers and legislators, providing...

A Federal Public Lands Agenda for the 21st Century

September 29, 2010
A Federal Public Lands Agenda for the 21st Century draws on the expertise of the National Advisory Board (NAB) of the Public Land and Resources Law Review at the University of Montana School of Law. Each board member was asked to consider the greatest public land challenges and opportunities facing...

Embracing a Civic Republican Tradition in Natural Resources Decision-making

September 29, 2010
Public participation processes in agency decision-making are commonplace today and they consume substantial portions of agency resources. But agencies often struggle to design processes that meaningfully engage the public. The lack of meaningful engagement is often excused as the fault of the other...
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