Accession Number : ADA325987

Title :   Identifying Small Group Techniques for Planning Environmental Projects: A General Protocol,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Capan, Donald T. ; Harrington, Keith W. ; Feather, Timothy D. ; Brown, F. D.

PDF Url : ADA325987

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide Corps planners with a protocol for identifying small- group techniques to support the planning of ecosystem restoration projects. The protocol will help planners consider alternative small-group techniques for use with stakeholders to (1) gather and share information, (2) generate alternatives and (3) evaluate alternatives. General descriptions of each technique identified by the protocol are provided as an appendix to the report. Specific instructions for step by step execution of the referenced techniques are outside the scope of this report but can be found in materials listed in the bibliography. The techniques identified by this protocol are designed to address the needs of people meeting in small groups. Task forces planning teams advisory boards and steering committees are some examples of typical small-group meetings. They can be used as components of large public meetings when properly modified. Even though these techniques have been organized for ecosystem restoration planning there are also broad applications to other planning operations. and regulatory settings where small groups of people are brought together.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING, *ECOSYSTEMS, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, WATER RESOURCES.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE