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Approaching messy problems: strategies for environmental analysisAuthor(s): L. M. Reid; R. R. Ziemer; T. E. Lisle
Source: In: Proceedings, Watershed '96: Moving Ahead Together, 8-12 June 1996, Baltimore, MD. Alexandra, VA: Water Environment Federation. p. 9-12.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionEnvironmental problems are never neatly defined. Instead, each is a tangle of interacting processes whose manifestation and interpretation are warped by the vagaries of time, weather, expectation, and economics. Each problem involves livelihoods, values, and numerous specialized disciplines. Nevertheless, federal agencies in the Pacific Northwest have been given the task of evaluating environmental issues quickly over large areas (USDA and USDI 1994a, REO 1995).
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CitationReid, L. M.; Ziemer, R. R.; Lisle, T. E. 1996. Approaching messy problems: strategies for environmental analysis. In: Proceedings, Watershed ''96: Moving Ahead Together, 8-12 June 1996, Baltimore, MD. Alexandra, VA: Water Environment Federation. p. 9-12.
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