Event Title

Northern spotted owl conflict

Description

In this poster, conflict analysis is used to illustrate the strategic aspects of an environmental conflict. Specifically, this paper analyzes a timely and important multiparty dispute involving logging rights and environmental ideologies. In a conflict analysis, the decision-makers (DMs) and possible states of a conflict are specified, along with the unilateral improvements of each DM, and also each DM's ordinal ranking of all possible states. The main stakeholders included in the spotted owl conflict are: the logging industry, logging communities of Washington State; environmental groups who support the enforcement of the endangered species act as well as the ecological health of old growth forests. The poster structure is as follows. First, we examine conflict analysis theory followed by an overview of the historical background of the spotted owl conflict. Then we will look at the options of all players involved and the impacts each decision has. Finally, we provide recommendations about how conflict analysis can improve strategic insights in this important and timely environmental land dispute conflict.

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Subject - LCSH

Northern spotted owl--Environmental aspects--Washington (State); Northern spotted owl--Economic aspects--Washington (State) Forest management--Washington (State); Logging--Economic aspects--Washington (State); Social conflict--Washington (State)

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)

Genre/Form

Posters

Session

Poster Session

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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application/pdf

Language

English

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event

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Northern spotted owl conflict

In this poster, conflict analysis is used to illustrate the strategic aspects of an environmental conflict. Specifically, this paper analyzes a timely and important multiparty dispute involving logging rights and environmental ideologies. In a conflict analysis, the decision-makers (DMs) and possible states of a conflict are specified, along with the unilateral improvements of each DM, and also each DM's ordinal ranking of all possible states. The main stakeholders included in the spotted owl conflict are: the logging industry, logging communities of Washington State; environmental groups who support the enforcement of the endangered species act as well as the ecological health of old growth forests. The poster structure is as follows. First, we examine conflict analysis theory followed by an overview of the historical background of the spotted owl conflict. Then we will look at the options of all players involved and the impacts each decision has. Finally, we provide recommendations about how conflict analysis can improve strategic insights in this important and timely environmental land dispute conflict.