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
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Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups Summary: To be an effective steward of a regions coastal resources, it is important to know as much as possible about the thoughts and perceptions of the regions 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 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.