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Decision Authority and Decision Space

Gary Severson, a founding member of the WCCN, has shared a new article with us on decision authority and decision space.

“In federal land and resource management decision-making processes, the terms decision authority and decision space are frequently used. Unfortunately, they are often used as synonyms and are interchanged freely without regard to their meanings. This misuse of terms can lead to confusion of agency personnel and citizens alike. This makes collaboration among agencies and stakeholders overly complicated, difficult, and threatening because appropriate roles and responsibilities are blurred and not clearly defined…”

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