Innovations in Application of Science to Natural Resource Decision Making
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 3:30pm 5:00pm

Presenters:
Olivia Barton Ferriter (Moderator) - Conservation, Partnerships & Management Policy, U.S. Department of the Interior
James Coleman - U.S. Geological Survey
Lynne Koontz - U.S. Geological Survey
Ione Taylor - U.S. Geological Survey
Byron Ken Williams - U.S. Geological Survey

Track: Technology, Tools and Innovations in ECR

Description:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing tools and processes for application of decision science to natural resource management challenges. As the major science provider for the U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS works with federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations and academia to analyze key environmental and societal issues affecting natural resources and relates findings to inform resource management. Tools and case studies include: Shaping Collaboration with Content: Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management; Disparate Stakeholder Management: How to Avoid Being Buffaloed by Competing Interests; and Decision Analysis: Flow of Selenium in Disturbed Appalachian.

Primary Target Audience(s): ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators

Handouts/Presentations:
Coleman Innovations in Application of Science Presentation
Koontz Innovations in Application of Science Presentation
Williams Innovations in Application of Science Presentation