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Citizen Involvement in Environmental Bureaucratic Decision-making: Communicative Action in Forest Service NEPA Projects
Decisions surrounding environmental management involve inherent tradeoffs, which affect people's values and interests, often in uncertain ways. As is the case with a wide variety of social problems, there are multiple perspectives regarding environmental decision-making. These perspectives compete for influence over deciding ...
Ecologists and Organizers: Participatory Research for Shared Understanding in the Green Seattle Partnership
The city of Seattle's landscape of urban natural areas provides a myriad of social and ecological services, but many of Seattle's forested parks are experiencing a serious decline in biodiversity and ecosystem function due to the predominance of invasive species. In response, dozens of community groups have begun to steward ...
Resident Participation in Watershed Management: Preference for Riparian Landscapes, Attitudes, and Behaviors- Case Study of Cedar River Watershed, Washington
Lower Cedar River Basin is an urban watershed that shares the problem of urbanization and flooding with many other riparian ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Restoration of the watershed is not only beneficial to the ecological health of the River, but to the flood mitigation of private riverfront properties. Therefore, ...