CHAPTER 7

GOVERNMENT-LEDCOMMUNITY COLLABORATION

The Animas River Stakeholder Group

Like the Albemarle–Pamlico Estuarine Study (APES) in Chapter 6, the Animas River Stakeholder Group (ARSG) is a case of government-led collaboration, but the two cases differ significantly. Whereas federal governmental actors and institutions initiated APES and served the dominant purpose of planning activities in the Albemarle–Pamlico Sound, state governmental actors initiated the ARSG and defined its purpose to encompass both planning and management activities in the Animas watershed, a much smaller area than the sound. Additionally, ARSG members faced fewer organizational constraints imposed by governmental actors than did participants in APES. In the APES case, ...

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