304 pages, 2 b/w illustrations
How can difficult environmental problems be solved when the issues cross jurisdictional boundaries and involve diverse constituencies? What kind of leadership behaviour and what kinds of institutional practices are most likely to lead to successful problem-solving?
Drawing on extensive conservation experience in the greater Yellowstone region, Susan G. Clark outlines the leadership and policy issues associated with managing Greater Yellowstone's natural resources and assesses the successes and failures of those who have worked there toward sustainability over the past forty years. Focusing on The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, a federal committee made up of heads of national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges, Clark discusses why the group has proved unable to effectively coordinate across jurisdictions. She identifies fundamental leadership tasks, explains what changes in attitude and procedure will be required, and makes invaluable recommendations for every leader or group involved with large-scale conservation issues.
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Susan G. Clark is Joseph F. Cullman III Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Policy Sciences, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and fellow, Institution for Social & Policy Studies, Yale University. Her previous books, published with Yale University Press under the name Tim W. Clark, include Averting Extinction: Reconstructing Endangered Species Recovery; Carnivores in Ecosystems: The Yellowstone Experience; Foundations of Natural Resources Policy and Management, and The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resource Professionals.