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For the last century, precepts of scientific management and administrative rationality have concentrated power in the hands of technical specialists,

which in recent decades has contributed to widespread disenfranchisement and discontent among stakeholders in natural resources cases. In this seminar we examine the limitations of scientific management as a model both for governance and for gathering and using information, and describe alternative methods for informing and organizing decision-making processes. We feature cases involving large carnivores in the West (mountain lions and grizzly bears), Northeast coastal fisheries, and adaptive management of the Colorado River. There will be nightly readings and a short written assignment

Course Curriculum

  • Conflict Over Cougars: A Window on Scientific Management Unlimited
  • The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program Unlimited
  • Conservation is Like Warfare Unlimited
  • Introduction to Scientific Management Unlimited
  • Key Orienting Concepts Unlimited
  • A Personal Perspective on Change-Oriented Leadership Unlimited
  • Some Analytic Tools Unlimited
  • Psycho-Sociology at the Science / Policy Interface Unlimited
  • Upland Free Water: Past, Present and Future in the Grand Staircase Unlimited
  • Dilemmas of a Modern Science Bureau in a Post-Modern World Unlimited
  • Wildlife Water Developments and the Social Construction of Conservation Conflict Unlimited
  • Decisions Based on Sound Science: Fact or Myth? Unlimited
  • Grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy: A Role for CSI? Unlimited

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