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Brandenburg, A., and A. Boelter. 2000. Assessment of Collaboration and Consensus Building Needs and Opportunities in Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute.

Bureau of Land Management and the Sonoran Institute. 2000. A Desktop Reference Guide to Collaborative, Community-based Planning. Tucson, Arizona: Sonoran Institute.

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee. 2008. A Toolkit to Protect the Integrity of Greater Yellowstone Area Landscapes. Available online at:

Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. 2008. ENR Distinguished Speaker Series on Collaborative Processes Presents Bill Ruckelshaus, John Turner, and Sarah Bates – Experience with Collaborative Processes (April 9).

Kruse, C. 1997. Coordinated Resource Management: A Voluntary and Collaborative Problem Solving Process for Resource Management Issues. Published for the Society for Range Management, International Section Coordinated Resource Management Committee.

Propst, L., and L. Rosan. 1997. National Parks and Their Neighbors: Lessons from the Field on Building Partnerships with Local Communities. Tucson, Arizona: Sonoran Institute.

Stein, S.M., et al. 2007. National Forests on the Edge: Development Pressures on America’s National Forests and Grasslands. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-728 (August).

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2003. Fact Sheet: Agricultural Mediation Program. Available online at:

U.S. Forest Service. 2006. Cooperating Across Boundaries: Partnerships to Conserve Open Space in Rural America. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. FS-861, (August).

U.S. Forest Service n.d. Open Space Conservation: Resources and Tools. Available online at:

Wyoming Department of Agriculture n.d. Agricultural and Natural Resource Mediation. Available online at:

Wyoming Department of Agriculture. 2008. CRM Workbook: Chapter 1 Origin and Purpose. (June).

Wyoming Mediation Program. n.d. Wyoming Mediation Guide. Available online at:

Wyoming State Forestry Division and the Office of State Lands and Investments. 2010. Wyoming Statewide Forest Resource Strategy: Providing Long-Term Strategies to Manage Priority Landscapes (April). Available online at:

Additional Resources

Alexander, G., and R. Yaseen. 2000. Resources for Environmental Conflict Resolution: Selected Bibliographies, Databases, and Publication. Tucson, Arizona: Udall Center Publications, University of Arizona (June).

Arthur, J., C. Carlson, and L. Moore. 1999. A Practical Guide to Consensus. Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Policy Consensus Initiative.

Cestero, B. 1999. Beyond the Hundredth Meeting: A Field Guide to Collaborative Conservation on the West’s Public Lands. Tucson, Arizona: Sonoran Institute.

Cox, R. 2006. Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Dagget, D. 1998. Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West that Works. Flagstaff, Arizona: Good Stewards Project.

Fisher, W., and W. Ury. 1991. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Ghais, S. 2005. Extreme Facilitation: Guiding Groups through Controversy and Complexity. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.

Lewicki, R.J., B. Gray, and M. Elliott, eds. 2003. Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases. Washington, DC: Island Press.

McKinney, M. 1998. Resolving Public Disputes: A Handbook on Building Consensus. Montana Consensus Council. NRCS and Wyoming Department of Agriculture. 1999. Wyoming Coordinated Resource Management: Local People Addressing Local Issues. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

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