IMG_0391Note: This page last updated 2 April 2014.

If you are interested in learning more about the Policy Sciences approach to problem solving in natural resource management and carnivore conservation, here are some suggestions for reading. This page is a work in progress. I’ll be adding more references along the way.

 

Policy Sciences Process for Problem Solving

Clark, T. 2002. The policy process: a practical guide for natural resource professionals. Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

  • If you are new to the policy sciences and you have an interest in solving complex and challenging problems in natural resource management to secure common interests, this is the place to start.

Clark, S., A. Hohl, C. Picard, and D. Newsome. 2010. Large scale conservation: integrating science, management, and policy. Unpublished report prepared for Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Clark, T. W., A. P. Curlee, and R. P. Reading. 1996. Crafting effective solutions to the carnivore conservation problem. Conservation Biology 10:940–948.

Clark, T. W., P. C. Paquet, and A. P. Curlee. 1996. General lessons and positive trends in large carnivore conservation. Conservation Biology 10:1055–1058.

Edwards, F. N. and M. L. Gibeau. 2013. Engaging people in meaningful problem solving. Editorial. Conservation Biology:pp. 239–241.

Primm, S. A. 1996. A pragmatic approach to grizzly bear conservation. Conservation Biology 10:1026–1035.

Primm, S. A., and T. W. Clark. 1996. Making sense of the policy process for carnivore conservation. Conservation Biology 10:1036–1045.

 

IMG_0602Problem Solving for Carnivores in Practice

Clark, S. and M.B. Rutherford (Editors). 2014. Large carnivore conservation: integrating science and policy in the North American West. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago and London.

 

Problem Solving for Bears in Practice

Clark, D. 2009. Societal dynamics in grizzly bear conservation: vulnerabilities of the ecosystem-based management approach. Park Science 26(1):50–53. Available at: http://www.nature.nps.gov/ParkScience/index.cfm?ArticleID=290.

Clark, D., and D. S. Slocombe. 2005. Re-Negotiating Science in Protected Areas: Grizzly Bear Conservation in the Southwest Yukon. Pages 33–53 in G. Humphrys and M. Williams, editors. Presenting and Representing Environments. Volume 81. The GeoJournal Library, Springer Netherlands.

Clark, D., S. Clark, M. Dowsley, L. Foote, T. Jung, and R. Lemelin. 2010. It’s not just about bears: a problem-solving workshop on aboriginal peoples, polar bears, and human dignity. Arctic, North America 63:124–127. Accessed 28 January from http://arctic.synergiesprairies.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/article/view/660/0.

Clark, D. A., and D. S. Slocombe. 2011. Grizzly Bear conservation in the Foothills Model Forest: appraisal of a collaborative ecosystem management effort. Policy Sciences 44:1–11.

Clark, T. W., M. B. Rutherford, and D. Casey, editors. 2005. Coexisting with large carnivores: lessons from Greater Yellowstone. Island Press, Washington.

Clark, S., A. Hohl, C. Picard, and D. Newsome. 2010. Large scale conservation: integrating science, management, and policy. Unpublished report prepared for Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Gibeau, M. L. 2012. Of bears, chess, and checkers: moving away from pure science to solve problems. The Wildlife Professional, The Wildlife Society Spring 2012:pp. 62–64. Accessed 28 January 2013 from http://www.nrccooperative.org/pdfs/Gibeau_M_Of%20Bears,%20Chess,%20and%20Checkers.pdf

Mattson, D. J., S. Herrero, R. G. Wright, and C. M. Pease. 1996. Science and management of Rocky Mountain grizzly bears. Conservation Biology 10:1013–1025.

Richie, L., J. D. Oppenheimer, and S. G. Clark. 2012. Social process in grizzly bear management: lessons for collaborative governance and natural resource policy. Policy Sciences 45:265–291.

Wilson, S. 2011. Managing livestock carcasses to reduce conflicts with grizzly bears in Montana’s Blackfoot Valley. International Bear News 20(2):pp. 21–22. Accessed 28 January 2013 from http://www.nrccooperative.org/swilson.html#.