Research Task: RB00CMA.2.0
Task Manager: Nina Burkardt
Many Federal resource managers are required by statute to consult on the management plans of Federal lands and Federal permits and licenses. These collaborative processes often include public involvement programs and are frequently controversial and contentious. Federal resource managers must be effective negotiators to participate in these processes in a manner that maximizes service to the public, is efficient in terms of time and money, and results in a product that meets agency missions. FORT social scientists have conducted research, provided training, and published research results on the subject of multiparty natural resource negotiation since the mid-1980s. Based on this research, FORT scientists developed and conduct “Negotiation Skills: Building a Foundation” and “Strategies and Tactics for the Experienced Natural Resource Negotiator” courses for natural resource professionals to improve their negotiation skills. The courses are typically attended by Federal managers from a variety of agencies as well as State, local, and county agency personnel.
For more information contact Nina Burkardt