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Title: Role of public involvement in the limits of acceptable change wilderness planning system

Author: Krumpe, Edwin E.; McCool, Stephen F.;

Date: 1997

Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 16-20

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Implementation of the LAC within politicized contexts requires that managers/planners involve the public in ways significantly different from the traditional rational-comprehensive paradigm of natural resource planning. In politicized contexts, the lack of clear agreement about goals and disagreement among scientists about cause-effect relationships requires planning to be collaborative and learning oriented. LAC makes the value-laden nature of protected area management decisions explicit; involving the public ensures that the variety of values involved are revealed. Transactive planning is an approach, based on dialogue and mutual learning, that provides an effective framework for developing LAC-based plans.

Keywords: limits of acceptable change (LAC), planning, public involvement, wilderness

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Krumpe, Edwin E.; McCool, Stephen F. 1997. Role of public involvement in the limits of acceptable change wilderness planning system. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana''s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 16-20

 


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