ERIC Number: ED218433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Making Your Way through Murky Waters. A Manual for Public Participation Coordinators in Natural Resources Planning.
Franklin, Janis; And Others
Designed for use by public participation coordinators in natural resources planning, this manual provides information to aid in the development of a coordinated planning strategy by defining reasonable program goals and following through by selecting appropriate means and methods. In a discussion of the orientation stages of public involvement (PI) planning the following topics are covered: gathering information about the project, the public, and the agency; determining expectations and implications for public involvement; and developing the coordinator's role. Covered next are such aspects as laying the groundwork for PI as rallying agency support for the PI program, dealing with different expectations, relating PI to project planning, studying methods and techniques, evaluating techniques, preparing discussion materials, and collaborating and negotiating. Focus of the section on program implementation is on the design process, detailed preparation, and evaluation. Concluding the manual is a brief list of references. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Citizen Participation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Coordinators, Expectation, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Objectives, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Resource Materials
Water Resources Research Institute, North Carolina State University, 124 Riddick Hall, Raleigh, NC 27650 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Research and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Water Resources Research Inst.