Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title

Ecosystem Management of Natural Resources in theIntermountain West

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Utah State University

Volume

5

Editor

Frederic H. Wagner

First Page

29

Last Page

35

Abstract

No matter how elegant ecosystem management is scientifically, it will not reach its potential in western U.S., with its abundant public lands, unless it is effective public policy. Such policy is (1) an adaptive process, (2) utilizes the most appropriate science and technology, (3) is implementable, and (4) has low transaction cost. This paper focuses on the latter two characteristics which are shaped by social legitimacy, and proposes a procedure termed Collaborative Learning as a promising decision-making process for ecosystem management.

Comments

Originally published by Utah State University. Book fulltext not available online.