Tag Archives: NOAA Coastal Services Center

Introduction to Stakeholder Participation

Introduction to Stakeholder Participation Summary: This document briefly examines several important aspects of stakeholder participation. While little consensus exists on stakeholder participation methods and procedures, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, this guide presents a set of procedural elements common to many effective… methods. Authors: NOAA Coastal Services Center Date: 2007 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA Coastal

Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups

Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups Summary: To be an effective steward of a region’s coastal resources, it is important to know as much as possible about the thoughts and perceptions of the region’s citizens. A focus group is a good tool to use, because a focus group requires a relatively small portion of time from a

Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping

Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping Summary: Participatory mapping is a general term used to define a growing toolbox of techniques that can help communities make land use decisions. This publication provides some simple strategies for facilitators leading a participatory mapping process. While there are many aspects of participatory mapping, thispublication focuses primarily on stakeholder involvement.