A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Guidelines for examining the level of cooperative conservation in existing courses - 2 pages - Download the PDF
Building Capacity into Courses
Process for determining if the principle of collaboration is needed in training courses - 4 pages - Download the PDF
Using Panels in Training
Guidelines for using a panel in training situations - 2 pages - Download the PDF
A lesson that allows the participants to understand the basic concepts of stakeholder assessment and understand how to use assessment results to design a negotiation strategy - 1 page - Download the PDF
Collaborative Process: Model of Informality-Formality
A table that provides guidance on mode of collaboration to use for various situations - 1 page - Download the PDF
The Collaborative Process
Principles and behaviors of demonstrating community-based stewardship - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Negotiating - External Architecture
Guidance for designing the architecture, or structure, of a negotiation - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Negotiating - Internal Architecture
Guidance in selecting a team's lead negotiator, "speaking with one voice," and basic rules for internal communication - 1 page - Download the PDF
Characteristics of a Negotiation
Highlights unique features of natural resource negotiations and how they differ from other types of negotiations - 1 page - Download the PDF
Ethics in Negotiations
Overview of factors affecting ethical behavior and examples to consider - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Strategic Technical Direction
Guidelines for selecting the correct studies and using technical information to increase chances for negotiation success - 1 page - Download the PDF