Complex historical and contemporary forces operating in the American West are examined to explain the region's contentiousness and why traditional forms of decision making have become strained. Several efforts at dispute resolution on the Colorado Plateau offer lessons about making policy and resolving disputes in accordance with the demands and opportunities of different places and circumstances. The dispute-resolution cases explored involve the Central Utah Project and Glen Canyon Dam, the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission, the Anasazi Heritage Center, the 6-6 process in Arizona, the Colorado Roundtable, and the Navajo Nation Peacemaker Court.
Wilkinson, Charles F.
"People, places, and resolving disputes: Lessons from the Colorado Plateau,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/3