Working together in a collaborative environment is more important than ever to both the Forest Service and the public. However, there is often a knowledge gap between the lead agency and stakeholders; each use their own language and have their own set of expectations. The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of a new tool intended to bridge the gap in a clear, concise and usable way by identifying opportunities and presenting techniques for collaboration. The tool is called A Roadmap for Collaboration Before, During and After the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Process.
We are sharing the Roadmap here in several forms:
- PDF version of A Roadmap for Collaboration Before, During and After the NEPA Process
"Flip Book" version (enabling you to turn the pages like a book) of
A Roadmap for Collaboration Before, During and After the NEPA Process
- Tips for using the flip book - to enlarge the text, click on a page. You can use your mouse to move to the place on the page you'd like to read.
- Word document of the Roadmap Worksheet
- Recording of the October 10, 2013 peer learning session that provides an orientation to the NEPA Roadmap
If you have feedback about the NEPA Roadmap, please email email@example.com
We’d like to thank the following for their assistance at various stages of the development of A Roadmap for Collaboration Before, During & After the NEPA Process . The Roadmap took almost two years from start to finish, and many, many people were involved across the spectrum from the initial stages of helping to formulate the concept, providing feedback through peer learning sessions and small group discussions, offering expertise and experience through interviews, and reviewing draft documents. We deeply appreciate all of the contributions along the way! (And please let us know if we left any organization off of this list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
In addition to the list below, we would like to recognize the Ford Foundation for the funds to support this project, as well as those individuals cited in the Roadmap who have contributed to the body of literature about the NEPA and collaboration.