Strategic Planning for Wildlife Conservation

“Without a strategy, an organization is like a ship without a rudder, going around in circles… it has no place to go.” Authors Joel Ross and Michael Kami OWP has long advocated for a systems approach to planning. A system is a dynamic process that tends to self-correct and improve …

Lessons Learned about Strategic Planning

When developing strategic plans, keep these tips from OWP members in mind: Process is critical but don’t lose sight of the end. Have an adaptive product that provides direction and guidance. “You can create a great document, but a change in policy, budget or environment can render it obsolete tomorrow,” …

Successful Fish and Wildlife Programs: It’s All about People and Process

Photo credit: Idaho Department of Fish and Game Today’s fish and wildlife professionals find themselves working with a wide variety of people, across jurisdictions, to tackle conservation issues large and small. They are engaging regularly with new audiences – including those with a strong distrust of government regulation or taxation. …