Collaborative Planning Process

Goal of KFRA's Collaborative Process

The Klamath Falls Resource Area (KFRA) will work more collaboratively with local and regional members of the public, organizations and agencies using the "Seven Principles of Successful Collaboration" to achieve higher levels of Stakeholder Involvement on project planning and implementation.

The KFRA has historically completed analysis and implementation of land management activities mostly at the lowest scale of collaboration, "Inform". In some cases the KFRA has expanded their public involvement by "Consulting" with the public to assure that the BLM has addressed the issues raised by members of the public. The KFRA has good examples of "Engaging" the public during Coordinated Resource Management Planning and through the Klamath Provincial Advisory Committee activities.

Seven Principles of Successful Collaboration*

  1. Build long lasting relationships
  2. Agree upon the legal sideboards early on
  3. Encourage diverse participation and communication
  4. Work at an appropriate scale
  5. Empower the group
  6. Share the resources and the rewards
  7. Build internal support

* From "A Desktop Reference Guide to Collaborative, Community-Based Planning"

Levels of Stakeholder Involvement**

  1. Inform - Provide accurate information to the broad public and stakeholders.
  2. Consult - Obtain stakeholders feedback on analysis, alternatives or decisions.
  3. Engage - Work directly with stakeholders throughout the process to ensure their concerns are consistently understood and considered.
  4. Collaborate - Partner with stakeholders on each aspect of the decision making, including developing and identifying preffered solution.

**From "Collaboration Essentials" training - Laurel Singer and Jamie Damon of the National Policy Consensus Center, Portland State University