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May 9, 2000

NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
This one-day workshop was cosponsored by US EPA Office of Economy and Environment and National Center for Environmental Research and NSF Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program and explored the issues surrounding "Community Based Environmental Protection." The first session, "Approaches to Valuing the Environment," approached valuation from the viewpoint of both individual and group, or democratic, preferences and implications for current valuation methods. The second session, "Stakeholder Participation and Decision Making," discussed and evaluated approaches to group decision making. The afternoon concluded with "Cooperation in Environmental Decision Making," which examined the effectiveness of voluntary versus command and control regulations in communities.
Contact Person: Nicole Owens (owens.nicole@epa.gov) or Julie Hewitt (hewitt.julie@epa.gov)

  One Day Workshop
  1. Registration
8:00 - 8:30
  2. Introduction
8:30 - 8:45
Presenter: To Be Determined
  3. Approaches to Valuing the Environment
Session Moderator Charles Griffiths US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
8:45 - 9:15 Environmental Values and Adaptive Management
Presenter: Bryan Norton, Georgia Institute of Technology
9:15 - 9:45 The Distinction Between Value and Benefit
Presenter: Mark Sagoff, University of Maryland
9:45 - 10:00 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Julie Hewitt, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
10:00 - 10:15 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Rachelle Hollander, NSF Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program
10:15 - 10:45 General Discussion and Q&A
  4. Break
10:45 - 11:00
  5. Stakeholder Participation and Decision Making
Session Moderator Matthew Clark US EPA National Center for Environmental Research
11:00 - 11:30 Structured Decision Processes for Environmental Management Decisions: Linking Consultation and Analysis
Presenter: Robin Gregory, Decision Research
11:30 - 12:00 Motives and Justifications for Participation by Local Governmental Officials in Collaborative Environmental Decision Making
Presenter: Thomas Webler
  6. Lunch
12:00 - 1:15
  7. Stakeholder Participation and Decision Making Continued
1:15 - 1:30 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Claudia Walters, US EPA Office of Science Policy
1:30 - 1:45 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Tom Beierle, Resources for the Future
1:45 - 2:15 General Discussion and Q&A
  8. Break
2:15 - 2:30
  9. Cooperation in Environmental Decision Making
Session Moderator To Be Determined
2:30 - 3:00 Methodological Issues in Studying Watershed Partnerships
Presenter: Paul Sabatier, University of California, Davis
3:00 - 3:30 Attitudinal Support for Collective Action: Do Institutions Matter?
Presenter: Mark Lubell, State University of New York, Stony Brook
3:30 - 4:00 The Limits of Civic Environmentalism
Presenter: Troy Abel, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
4:00 - 4:15 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Gerald Filbin, US EPA Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
4:15 - 4:30 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Bruce Tonn, University of Tennessee
4:30 - 5:00 General Discussion and Q&A


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