- Participant Goals
- EDM deal with very broad and diverse values, interests, and
participant goals. What is the range of these participant goals and
what values and interests do they seem to support? What motivates
or discourages participation in these issues? How with the
attainment of their goals satisfied are participants? Is there
sufficient evidence to outline the impacts of diverse participant
goals on EDM processes?
- Participant Involvement
- Who is involved in EDM development, what are important
‘involvement' issues that EDM raise (e.g., who is being excluded
and why), and what has been learned regarding how best to
manage participant involvement?
- What are the major issues being negotiated, how are they being
negotiated, what facilitated and/or constrained the process, and
how can competing interests--including those across jurisdictional
boundaries--be better negotiated?
- Process Decision Making
- Most would agree that in a perfect world, decisions regarding
the environment should be comprehensive and well informed--based on the
best available information. But who is really being involved in data
and information management and how is information developed,
used, and shared? What is the diversity of information sought
and/or developed, and is there evidence to determine how scientific
information is integrated with economic knowledge of permittees?
What are "information" issues, obstacles, and lessons learned?
- Effectiveness and Efficiency
- As newly evolving processes, it is important to understand how
various EDM activities are executed. What are important roles being
played (or not being played) in EDM development, how effectively
and efficiently are they being played, and who is playing them?
- Learning and Guidance
- What are important decision making skills, and how does
participant and institutional learning take place? What were helpful
useful (instead of helpful) participant skills and expertise, how did
learning take place, and what guided participants relative to good
EDM process and product?
Source: Adopted from NCEDR, "Habitat Conservation Plans", 2000