The Albemarle–Pamlico Estuarine Study

This chapter and the next examine cases where governmental actors and institutions play dominant roles in collaborative processes. They represent a more proactive role than in the government-encouraged cases (Chapters 4 and 5), with government defining issues, providing the majority of resources, and organizing group structure and decision making largely around governmental personnel. In this chapter, we describe how a federally and state funded regional program established procedures for pursuing ecosystem management through science-based collaborative planning. The many different governmental and nongovernmental actors within the Albemarle–Pamlico Estuarine ...

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