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In February 2012, CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary served on a Panel of Senior Mediators moderated by Steve Greenwood and John Hummel at the University of Oregon Law School. The topics addressed included the professional pathways that lead to careers in environmental mediation, emerging capacities for new practitioners, and the engagement of [...]
As part of CONCUR’s periodic guest lectures at major universities, Senior Associate Bennett Brooks served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University in July 2011. Speaking to the graduate-level course, “Environmental Conflict Resolution Strategies,” taught by Adjunct Professor Allen Zerkin, Bennett’s presentation focused on strategies for folding complex and often-contested information into science-intensive, consensus-seeking [...]
In 2009 and again in 2010, Scott McCreary presented guest lectures on CONCUR’s work in environmental conflict resolution to graduate courses in the UC Berkeley Departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and City Planning. Both presentations stressed the linkage between the theory of principled negotiation and mutual gains bargaining and their practical application [...]
The Guadalupe River Flood Control Project has a prior history of collaboration, which culminated in its redesign from a trapezoidal channel bypass tunnel and successful construction of the project, along with a suite of early implementation items to mitigate remaining impacts on the river corridor. Its 2001 Dispute Resolution Memorandum, facilitated by CONCUR, created an [...]
CONCUR partnered with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff to support the work of the San Miguel Island Abalone Fishery Advisory Group (AAG) – a broad-based stakeholder group convened to develop management alternatives for a potential red abalone fishery at San Miguel Island. The Advisory Group, comprising commercial fishing, recreational diving, marine [...]
Abalone Advisory Group (AAG) Releases Report: “Management Options for a Potential Red Abalone Fishery on San Miguel Island” (January 29, 2010)
A novel collaborative process designed and led by CONCUR to develop a range of management options for a potential red abalone fishery reached a major milestone on February 16, 2010, when the Marine Resources Committee (MRC) of the California Fish and Game Commission met to discuss the newly-released report.
The report – entitled “Management Options for [...]
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary and Senior Associate Bennett Brooks gave a presentation October 15, 2009, to attorneys and program staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, the regional office covering New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The presentation, organized by Region 2 ADR coordinator Joseph Siegel to [...]
CONCUR has prepared a new fact sheet focused on our watershed planning experience and expertise (download PDF).
Watershed planning touches on a broad range of issues including local land use policies, stream protection concerns, restoration goals, flood control, and water quality. The planning framework can be transboundary and address implications for climate [...]
CONCUR is working with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff to support the work of the San Miguel Island Abalone Fishery Advisory Group (AAG). The AAG is a stakeholder group representing the interests of commercial fishing, recreational diving, marine conservation, and fisheries science. Its mission is to recommend a limited range of [...]
Strategic Advice/Stakeholder Assessment on Proposed Alcoa Aluminum Smelter for Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management Agency (2006)
CONCUR was a member of a team retained to provide advice to the Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management Authority (EMA) on the review of a major aluminum smelter proposal. Alcoa applied to the EMA for a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) to build an aluminum smelter and associated facilities. The proposed smelter would be located [...]