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Do Adaptive Comanagement Processes Lead to Adaptive Comanagement Outcomes? A Multicase Study of Long-term Outcomes Associated with the National Riparian Service Teamís Place-based Riparian Assistance. 2013. Smedstad, J. A. and H. Gosnell

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David Galat on Nov 13, 2013 14:20:59

Authors of each paper in this Special Issue submitted a question to stimulate interactive communication among readers and authors.  You are encouraged to initiate a dialog by responding to the following question:


Are there concrete examples of the emergence of institutions or governance arrangements that support ongoing collaborative adaptive management in the context of public lands in the American West?  Specifically, are there examples of "authentic dialogue" about alternative future management scenarios?  What role do federal laws and policies play in precluding possibilities for CAM as characterized in the literature (especially the "authentic dialogue" requirement)?  How would they need to be modified to allow for it?

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