Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium

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The Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium "fosters research of collaborative efforts involving natural resource issues and community development. The Consortium is funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Consortium has more than 400 members and an 17-member Steering Committee. Researchers, practitioners, agency representatives, funders and conservation and community groups participate in the Consortium and help to identify questions and concerns to be researched and ways to share knowledge." [1]

Steering Committee (2001-03)

Accessed April 2010: [2]

  • Mary Lou Addor - Assoc. Dir., Leadership Development, Natural Resources Leadership Inst.
  • Juliana Birkhoff - Mediator
  • Kathy Bond - Kathleen Bond & Associates
  • S.Y. Bowland - PRASI (Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute)
  • Kyril Calsoyas - Director, Directing Innovations in Navajo Education, Inc.
  • Frank Dukes - Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation University of Virginia
  • Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez - Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University
  • Ajit Krishnaswamy - Director, National Community Forestry Center
  • Bill Leach - Research Director, Center for Collaborative Policy
  • Jane F. Lowenthal - Executive Director, Working Solutions
  • Molly Mayo - Senior Mediator, Meridian Institute
  • Patricia S. Plant - Arbitrator, Mediator & Facilitator
  • Ric Richardson - Associate Professor, School of Architecture & Planning, University of New Mexico
  • Melinda Smith - Office of Public Decisions Network
  • Whitney Tilt - Program Manager, Resources for Community Collaboration, The Sonoran Institute
  • Gregg Walker - Professor & Chair, Department of Speech Communication, Oregon State University


  • Karen Firehock - Senior Associate, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia



Resources and articles

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  1. Grants, Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium, accessed April 8, 2010.
  2. Steering Committee (2001-03), Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium, accessed April 8, 2010.