Collaborating to Collaborate: Shared Federal, County and Local Management of the Golden Horseshoe
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:30am 10:00am

Todd Bryan, Ph.D. (Moderator), The Keystone Center
Heide Anderson, Town of Breckenridge
Sue Boyd, Mountain Prairie Association, LLC
Paul Semmer, Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

The Golden Horseshoe is an 8900-acre forested landscape on the outskirts of Breckenridge, Colo., that contains overlapping federal (Forest Service), county and local land management jurisdictions. It is heavily used for both summer and winter recreation and is characteristic of the clash between motorized, mechanized and non-motorized use. The full-spectrum collaborative process involved bringing together three management agencies to design and implement a community-based collaborative process to develop a travel management plan for the resource. This case presents and analyzes the complexities of working with three land management entities, their various requirements (including NEPA), their political leaders and their constituents.

Primary Target Audience(s): Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal)

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