Much can be learned from community-based environmental protection efforts in New England. The region's rural character, mixed ownerships, and resource-dependent communities provide a wealth of innovative examples of merging diverse interests toward a common goal. In many cases the key to success is listening to local constituents and interests and fostering local trust and mutual respect. In Vermont, this has most often been realized through public/ partnerships on the local level.
Harper, Stephen C.
"Working together in New England,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 3, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/11