Governance in Conservation and Restoration

Full Title

Large-scale natural resource conservation and restoration -- issues of governance


Drs. Lynn Scarlett and Matthew McKinney will convene three workshops focused on issues of governance. The first will explore the concept of network governance; relevant typologies; and both the existing and needed research on evaluating and integrating socioeconomic, ecological, and political legitimacy outcomes of collaborative, cross-jurisdictional governance models. A second workshop will focus on network governance models as boundary organizations and processes that link scientists, stakeholders, and decision makers. It will also examine how one maps and comprehends patterns of cross-sector, large-scale coordination, and social networks and their relationship to ecological systems. A third workshop will examine the role of social capital in sustaining network governance and explore how processes and governance design affect the building of social capital.




Project Type
Team Synthesis Project
Principal Investigators
Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy
Matthew McKinney, University of Montana
Patrick Bixler, Colorado State University
Heather Creech, The Impact Network
Charles Curtin, Denver Zoological Foundation
Kirk Emerson, University of Arizona
Karl Hess, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mark Imperial, University of North Carolina
Shawn Johnson, University of Montana
Erik Johnston, Arizona State University
Kirsten Leong, NOAA
Mark Lubell, University of California, Davis
Laura Ogden, Florida International University
Rosemary O'Leary, University of Kansas
Sonia Ospina, New York University
Richard Paisley, University of British Columbia
Melinda Pruett-Jones, Chicago Wilderness
Michele Romolini, Loyola Marymount University
Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation
Peter Williams, U.S. Forest Service
Theresa Woods, University of Minnesota

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