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After years of collaborative planning, the Northeast Regional Planning Body (Northeast RPB) released the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan in December 2016. The plan was developed with input from a diverse range of stakeholder groups and the public in New England. The Northeast RPB is currently implementing...
In December 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (Mid-Atlantic RPB) released the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. This was a historic milestone in a nearly 5 year collaborative planning process that included federal agencies, state, tribes, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council,...
​Meridian Institute worked closely with program staff at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support their exploration of a potential strategy for reducing the production and consumption of oil in North America. Meridian conducted extensive interviews, including with experts in transportation...
In 2002, Meridian Institute facilitated a series of meetings involving a diverse group of western water experts to think "outside the box" and develop a long-term vision for western water. The meetings were convened in honor of John Firor by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)...
In October 2002, Meridian facilitated a workshop in Boise, Idaho, involving 14 top cougar experts from the scientific community and state wildlife agencies. The workshop resulted in the drafting of a guidance document to assist decision makers and other key interests in understanding the most up-to-date...
America’s Great Watershed Initiative (AGWI) is a collaboration that seeks solutions for meeting—for present and future generations—the multiple demands placed on the vast and complex Mississippi watershed system by integrating issues, partners, and ideas at the full watershed scale. The AGWI seeks...
In 2000, Meridian staff facilitated a two-day strategic planning session for the Southern Rockies Wolf Restoration Project, a coalition of NGOs advocating for the reintroduction of wolves into Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Staff from the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, the National Wildlife...
​Meridian Institute facilitated a one day interagency meeting between U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. National Park Service (NPS) to coordinate the internal review of the draft Old Spanish National Historic Trail Comprehensive Plan (CMP) in June 2014. The BLM and...
Meridian facilitated a dialogue to develop recommendations about best management practices for coal bed methane development in the Rocky Mountain West. Dialogue participants included representatives from industry, environmental and citizen organizations, local communities, ranching interests, and state...
In 2001, Meridian staff designed and facilitated a two-day strategic planning retreat for Sinapu, an environmental organization working for the restoration and protection of carnivores in the Rocky Mountain region. During the retreat, Sinapu’s board members and staff developed a plan for achieving the...