Regional Collaboration Stewardship Across Boundaries
- Alliance for Regional Stewardship, Monograph Series (11 monographs from 2000 to 2006)
- American Planning Association, Regional Planning (Chapter 6, Growing Smart Legislative Handbook, 2002) [PDF].
- Suzanne D. Cartwright and Victoria R. Wilbur, Translating a Regional Vision into Action (Urban Land Institute Policy Forum, March 8, 2005) [PDF].
- John Parr, et al., Guide to Successful Local Government Collaboration in America's Regions (National League of Cities, 2006) [PDF].
- America 2050, a joint venture of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Regional Plan Association www.america2050.org
- Transboundary Freshwater Disputes Data Base www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu/database/
- Western Water Policy Review Commission www.den.doi.gov/wwprac/
- Large-scale Ecosystem Restoration Initiatives www.nemw.org/restoration
- Ecosystem Management Initiative www.snre.umich.edu/ecomgt
- National Conservation System Foundation www.ourconservationlegacy.org
- Ecological Subregions of the United States www.fs.fed.us/lan/pubs/ecoregions
- APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning www.intergovernmental.homestead.com
- National Association of Regional Councils www.narc.org
- Alliance for Regional Stewardship www.regionalstewardship.org
- California Center for Regional Leadership www.calregions.org
Other Useful Web Sites
- Network on Building Resilient Regions www-iurd.ced.berkeley.edu/brr/01!BRRabout.html
- Place Matters www.placematters.com
Large Landscape Conservation
In partnership with the University of Montana Center for Natural Resources and Environment Policy, the Lincoln Institute has done extensive work on one particular aspect of regional collaboration -- large landscape conservation, the protection of ecosystems and working landscapes involving numerous stakeholders and landowners and across jurisdictional boundaries. The Policy Focus Report Large Landscape Conservation: A Strategic Framework for Policy and Action was released in May 2010.
These sites are examples of community-based regional collaboration for large landscapes conservation:
- Crown of the Continent Roundtable, a network to unite the more than 100 government agencies, non-government organizations, tribal groups, and place-based partnerships with a stake in the 10-million acre area spanning western Montana across the Canadian border into Alberta.
- Freedom to Roam: A coalition of business, government and conservation groups ensuring that wildlife can move, migrate, and adapt under the challenges of habitat fragmentation and a changing climate in North America.
- America's Longleaf Pine Initiative: An ad hoc public-private partnership with a multi-state strategy to restore Longleaf pine forests in the southeast U.S.
- Platte River Cooperative Agreement and Implementation Program: A negotiated agreement for managing the river basin in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, to protect endangered species while allowing recreational water uses to continue.
- Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor: A grassroots initiative blessed by Congress to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, along the 46-mile run of the river from Worcester, Mass. to Providence, R.I.
- Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan: A $7 billion inter-governmental effort for the nation's most ambitious ecosystem restoration initiative, encompassing an 18,000-square-mile region of subtropical uplands, wetlands, and coral reefs from south of Orlando to the Florida Keys.
- Las Cienegas National Conservation Area: A shared decision-making authority authorized by Congress through the Bureau of Land Management and the Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership to manage public lands and resources across a high-desert basin and wildlife corridor across the Southwest and northern Mexico.
- Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: The nation's first interstate land use authority to maintain environmental quality within the 500-square-mile Lake Tahoe Basin spanning Nevada and California, amid private development, tourism, ranching, and logging.
- The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. 2010.
- The Blackfoot Challenge. 2009.
- Wilson Conservation Ecology Lab: Gondwana Link Project. Wilson Conservation Ecology Lab. 2009.
- Wildlands and Woodlands
- The Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership. Cooperative Conservation America.
Additional Resources on Large Landscape Conservation
- The Future of Large Landscape Conservation in America Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Conservation Leadership Dialogue, May 2011
- Winged Messengers for Landscape-Scale Conservation Tidwell, Tom. United States Forest Service speech March 25, 2010.
- "World Congress call for large-scale landscape conservation" Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 2008.
- "Conservation Practice at the Landscape Scale" Lavin, Daniel J. Nora J. Mitchell and Deane Wang. The George Wright Forum, 22.1. 2005.
- "Landscape-Scale Conservation: Grappling with the Green Matrix" Levitt, James. Land Lines Magazine, 16.1. 2004.
- "Conservation at the Landscape Scale: Emerging Models and Strategies" University of Vermont Video Archive. 2004.
- "We Dream Big: It's Called Conservation at Scale" The Nature Conservancy.
- "Series Fact Sheet: What is Connectivity Conservation?" The Great Eastern Ranges.
- Lava Lake Institute: Landscape Scale Conservation. The Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation.
- America's Great Outdoors Initiative "Presidential Memorandum -- America's Great Outdoors."
- The Right Science in the Right Places: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. US Fish and Wildlife Service. April 2010.
- "LCC Information Bulletin #1: Form and Function." Office of the Science Advisor. US Fish and Wildlife Service. January 2010.
- "LLC Information Bulletin #2: Developing the National Geographic Framework." Office of the Science Advisor. US Fish and Wildlife Service. January 2010.
- "Landscape Scale Conservation in the Northeast and Midwest." USDA Forest Service. December 2009.
The following bibliography includes some of the most important literature on regional collaboration. If you additional literature that you would like us to consider, please send it to CNREP.
- Gilles Paquet, The New Geo-Governance: A Baroque Approach (University of Ottawa Press, 2005).
- Innes, Judith and Jane Rongerude. 2005. Collaborative regional initiatives: civic entrepreneurs work to fill the governance gap. The James Irvine Foundation.
- Porter, Douglas R. and Allan D. Wallis. 2002. Exploring Ad Hoc Regionalism. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
- McKinney, Matthew, Craig Fitch, and Will Harmon. 2002. Regionalism in the west: An inventory and assessment. Public Land and Resources Law Review: 101-191.
- Kemmis, Daniel. 1999. Learning to think like a region. Changing Landscapes. Inaugural Issue.
- Dodge, William R. 1996. Regional excellence: governing together to compete globally and flourish locally. National League of Cities.
- Robbins, William G., Robert J. Frank, and Richard E. Ross, eds. 1983. Regionalism and the Pacific Northwest. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.
- Joel Garreau, The Nine Nations of North America (Avon Books, 1981).
- Derthick, Martha. 1974. Between state and nation: regional organizations of the United States. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.
- Jensen, Merrill, ed. 1951. Regionalism in America. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Powell, J. W. 1890. Institutions for the arid lands. The Century Magazine Vol. 40: 111-116.
- Robert E. Lang and Arthur C. Nelson, "The Rise of the Megapolitans," (Planning, January 2007)
- Carbonell, Armando, and Robert D. Yaro. 2005. American spatial development and the new megalopolis. Land Lines 17(2): 1-4;
- Lang, Robert E. and Dawn Dhavale. 2005. America's megapolitan areas. Land Lines 17(3): 1-4.
- Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. 2005. Great Lakes regional collaboration strategy: to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Glen Lake, MI: Great Lakes Regional Collaboration.
- Kenney, Douglas S. 1994. Coordination mechanisms for the control of interstate water resources: a synthesis and review of the literature. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
- Thorson, John E. 1994. River of promise, river of peril: The politics of managing the Missouri River. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press.
- Foster, Charles H.W. 1990. What makes regional organizations succeed or fail? Paper delivered at the Joint Symposium of the American and Canadian Water Resources Associations. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Donahue, Michael J. 1987. Alternative institutional arrangements for Great Lakes management: An analysis of generic institutional forms. In Institutional arrangements for Great Lakes management: past practices and future alternatives. Michigan Sea Grant College Program.
- Andrea K. Gerlak and Tanya Heikkila, "Comparing Collaborative Mechanisms in Large-Scale Ecosystem Governance," Natural Resources Journal 46(2006): 657-707.
- Tony Prato and Dan Fagre, eds., Sustaining Rocky Mountain Landscapes: Science, Policy, and Management for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (Resources for the Future, 2007).
- Chester, Charles C. 2006. Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World. Island Press.
- White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation. 2005. Reaching across boundaries to promote shared governance. A topic compilation from conference breakout session. http://conservation.ceq.gov/index.html
- Bergmann, Stefan A., and John C. Bliss. 2004. Foundations of Cross-Boundary Cooperation: Resource Management at the Public-Private Interface. Society and Natural Resources. Vol. 17: 377-393.
- Keiter, Robert B. 2003. Keeping faith with nature: ecosystems, democracy, and America's public lands. Yale University Press.
- Foster, Charles H.W. Managing resources as whole systems: A primer for managers. Cambridge, MA: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (undated).
- Foster, Charles. 2002. Reviving environmental regionalism. Land Lines 14(4): 7-10.
- Richard L. Knight and Peter B. Landres, eds., Stewardship Across Boundaries (Island Press, 1998).
- Yaffee, Steven L. 1996. Ecosystem management in the United States: an assessment of current experience. The Wilderness Society.
- The Keystone Center. 1996. The Keystone Center national policy dialogue on ecosystem management. The Keystone Center.
- GAO Report to Congressional Requesters. 1994. Ecosystem Management: Additional actions needed to adequately test a promising approach. GAO/RCED-94-111.
- Sax, Joseph L., and Robert B. Keiter. 1987. Glacier National Park and its neighbors: A study of federal interagency relations. Ecology Law Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 2: 207-263.
- Susskind, Lawrence and Merrick Hoben, 2004. Making regional policy dialogues work: A credo for metro-scale consensus building. Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal Vol. XXII, No. 2.
- Foster, Kathryn. 2001. Regionalism on purpose. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
- Calthorpe, Peter, and William Fulton. 2001. The regional city: planning for the end of sprawl. Washington, DC: Island Press.
- Davidson, William C. and Marcus A. McAskin, eds. 2001. Regional land use planning in the West: case studies and lessons learned. Denver, CO: The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, University of Denver.
- Seltzer, Ethan. 2000. Regional planning in America: updating earlier visions. Land Lines 12(6): 4-6.
- Joseph DiMento and LeRoy Graymer, eds. Confronting Regional Challenges: Approaches to LULUs, Growth, and Other Vexing Governance Problems (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1991).