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,” …

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 …

Stumbling Blocks to Success

What are the most common obstacles to success in working with citizens, customers and colleagues?