Based on a talk given at the Local Knowledge – Local Solutions: Science, Management and Policy Symposium on February 1, 2017 (held as part of the 2017 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting), the article describes three highly “dynamic” collaborations focused on sustainable grazing issues, for which the author served as facilitator/mediator. The article draws conclusions about what worked well in those collaborations, along with some lessons learned: the process of striving for consensus supports a problem-solving conversation; collaboration takes time; a shared “love of place” helps the participants find common ground; and an early commitment to an ongoing working relationship enables joint monitoring and adaptive management to address uncertainties.
"Collaborative Groups Related to Sustainable Grazing on Public Lands,"
Human–Wildlife Interactions: Vol. 11
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol11/iss3/9