Event Title

Governing Complex Environmental Commons: Stakeholder Cooperation in Salmon Recovery in Washington and Oregon

Presentation Abstract

This paper addresses the question of effectiveness of frequently prescribed approach to environmental governance of complex systems, namely, collaborative environmental management. More specifically, it compares collaboration in salmon recovery in two geographic areas, one with a state-created organization whose mission is to support collaborative management (Puget Sound Partnership, Washington) and another relying on bottom-up collaborative management approach (Lower Columbia/Willamette River area, Oregon and Washington). Salmon recovery is a complex environmental problem, requiring cooperation among diverse stakeholders. To examine which stakeholders and issues are relevant for salmon recovery, we conducted a content analysis of articles published in local newspapers for issues such as salmon, salmon recovery, irrigation, agriculture, water quality, and water quantity. Subsequently, we analyze participation of stakeholders in the collaborative processes using data on meeting attendance and public hearing process for appropriate agencies.

Session Title

Session S-08G: Rethinking Our Waterways: Effective Collaboration with Landowners, Project Partners and Decision Makers

Conference Track

Shorelines

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

2-5-2014 8:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 10:00 AM

Location

Room 6E

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Governing Complex Environmental Commons: Stakeholder Cooperation in Salmon Recovery in Washington and Oregon

Room 6E

This paper addresses the question of effectiveness of frequently prescribed approach to environmental governance of complex systems, namely, collaborative environmental management. More specifically, it compares collaboration in salmon recovery in two geographic areas, one with a state-created organization whose mission is to support collaborative management (Puget Sound Partnership, Washington) and another relying on bottom-up collaborative management approach (Lower Columbia/Willamette River area, Oregon and Washington). Salmon recovery is a complex environmental problem, requiring cooperation among diverse stakeholders. To examine which stakeholders and issues are relevant for salmon recovery, we conducted a content analysis of articles published in local newspapers for issues such as salmon, salmon recovery, irrigation, agriculture, water quality, and water quantity. Subsequently, we analyze participation of stakeholders in the collaborative processes using data on meeting attendance and public hearing process for appropriate agencies.