Collaborative planning

The LCI brings strong scientific support to public deliberation and landscape management efforts through its Collaborative Planning Program. Success in fostering an integrated vision for societal responses to environmental challenges depends on the establishment of a common information base, the development of community-based approaches for examining a diverse range of ideas and management alternatives, and the provision of new tools for visualizing current conditions and the expected outcomes of proposed policies and future actions.

Our rigorous approach, validated through peer-review and trialed in real-world planning efforts, establish a practical foundation for linking land and resource management challenges to a transparent and accessible process that empowers participants of diverse backgrounds. By providing sound information and analytical support, LCI's efforts allow differing, often conflicted parties to discover agreement through informed dialog and data-driven deliberation.