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Rural watershed partnerships: lessons from West VirginiaAuthor(s): Steve W. Selin; Alan Collins; Susan Hunter
Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 207-212.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
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DescriptionThe goal of this study is to examine the efforts by one state government (West Virginia) to facilitate collaborative, watershed-based planning. This paper provides an overview of the state watershed planning process and includes a summary of a baseline study of rural watershed partnerships operating within West Virginia. Implication of the study for state policies and programs, community-based support, and future research are presented. Three main lessons learned from experience with the WVWAP include: (1) the need to assist local communities with the principles of inclusiveness and conflict resolution in development of watershed associations; (2) the importance of local leadership; and (3) the emphasis of process over plan
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CitationSelin, Steve W.; Collins, Alan; Hunter, Susan. 1998. Rural watershed partnerships: lessons from West Virginia. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 207-212.
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