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Adaptive and Responsive Management Strategies

West Coast Forum • November 14-15, 2013 • Monterey, CA

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

Report: Responsiveness in the federal fisheries management process

The purpose of the 2013 West Coast Forum was to explore the use and potential of responsive and adaptive management strategies for achieving management goals.

Forum Objectives

  • Explore the theory, concept and field of adaptive management

  • Investigate examples of adaptive management in practice across natural resource sectors and draw lessons from those experiences
  • Examine the process components of adaptive management and how they could be utilized in the context of U.S. federal fisheries management

  • Build skills to lead their councils in discussions of goals and objectives

  • Discuss the value and structure of learning within the council system, and explore resource management as a platform for targeted learning

  • Consider the potential for existing regulatory structures, processes and tools available to councils to support adaptive management strategies
  • Explore innovative partnerships and their potential for advancing responsive management

Forum Resources (Days 1 and 2)

Introduction and examples

Introduction to adaptive management
Ken Williams, Executive Director, The Wildlife Society
Presentation  •  Video

Adaptive management in the U.S. Forest Service: the Northwest Forest Plan
Bernard Bormann, Principal Forest Ecologist, US Forest Service; Professor, Oregon State University
Presentation  •  Video

Adaptive management in the U.S. Department of the Interior: Waterfowl harvest management
Ken Williams, Executive Director, The Wildlife Society
Presentation  •  Video

Adaptive management in Australia: The Great Barrier Reef
Campbell Davies, Principal Research Scientist, Pelagic Predator Ecology and Dynamics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 
Presentation  •  Video

Setting goals and objectives

Navigating divergent perspectives 
Janet Martinez, Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Stanford Law School, Stanford University
Presentation  •  Video

Operationalizing adaptive management

Overview of process components
Kim Gordon, Program Manager, Fisheries Forum
Video

Resource management as a learning process

Panel discussion: The use of models in adaptive management
Ken Williams, Bernard Bormann, Campbell Davies
Presentation  (Williams – full presentation)  •  Video
Presentation (Williams – review of 5 key points about modeling)

Management strategy evaluation
Campbell Davies, Principal Research Scientist, Pelagic Predator Ecology and Dynamics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 
Presentation  •  Video

Science for adaptive management: MPA monitoring in California
Liz Whiteman, Program Director, California Ocean Science Trust, MPA Monitoring Enterprise Director
Presentation  •  Video

Panel discussion: Lessons from case study examples
Ken Williams, Bernard Bormann, Campbell Davies
Video

Spotlight: Industry partnerships as a strategy for responsive management

Dynamic ocean management: TurtleWatch in the Western Pacific
Elliott Hazen, Assistant Research Biologist, University of California at Santa Cruz; Affiliate Researcher, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Presentation  •  Video

Salmon bycatch in the North Pacific: An evolution in regulatory structure
John Henderschedt, Executive Director, Fisheries Forum; Vice Chair, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Iterate and adapt

Balancing public participation and the need for speed
Marian Macpherson, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries
Presentation  •  Video