Interest-Based Problem Solving

A fresh approach to resolving issues, which aren’t necessarily deeply rooted, is to apply interest-based problem solving (IBPS) to your conflicts. Instead of fighting out disagreements, the interest-based problem solving model creates an atmosphere to address differences among individuals and groups, according to Julie L. Brockman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Michigan …

The Role of Trust in Conflicts

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a chronic bacterial disease of cattle that can affect other mammals, including humans. Michigan is the only state in the United States where bTB is sustained in the free-ranging deer population, and the primary effects of the disease are on the cattle industry. To prevent transmission …

Communicating Politicized Topics

From climate change to gray wolves to various environmental protection laws, fish and wildlife agencies often find themselves dealing with issues that have become politicized because of important disagreements about them. Brad Miley of the Human Dimensions Branch of USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System explains, “Operating in a landscape of …

Dealing Effectively with Conflict in Wildlife Conservation

Every fish and wildlife management agency must address a wide variety of conflicts on a regular basis. Indeed, the ability to effectively conserve and manage many wildlife species is closely tied to the competence of fish and wildlife managers in addressing these conflicts successfully. That’s why this article is dedicated …