Hi Everyone! I just wanted to follow-up with a note saying thank you for all of the positive feedback on the Best Practices Manual. I am resending the original email to include a clickable link to the Manual rather than having to have you copy and paste the address into your browser (easier that way!). Click here to be taken directly to the Manual, or copy and paste below. As always, if you have any questions or need help accessing the site, don't hesitate to be in touch. We welcome your feedback and thoughts.
Because of your interest and involvement in conservation and sustainable development, I am sending you this link to our just completed on line manual of Best Practices for Community-based Collaboration. http://cbcguide.weebly.com
Recognizing the wealth of knowledge from individuals and organizations in the Northern Rockies, and drawing on available research and academic expertise, the Community-Based Collaboration workshop hosted by Future West and the High Divide Collaborative in the fall of 2016 provided an opportunity to discuss learning's from a variety of collaborative initiatives. Together this group crafted shared definitions and principles, and identified best practices for maximizing impact while avoiding pitfalls. This website is the culmination of that collective knowledge and a step toward creating a common understanding of community-based collaboration.
Special thanks to the three graduate students in the Natural Resources Conflict Resolution program at the University of Montana who designed and built this site -- Jess Eller, Peter Gurche, and Teagan Hayes-- as well as all of the Collaboration workshop participants.
I hope that you find this Manual useful and we invite any comments or suggestion on how it can be improved.