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This information is intended to convey the underlying concepts for Reclamation's decision processes. It is not mandatory.
See the Reclamation Manual for official Reclamation-wide requirements.

Reclamation's Decision Process Guide

Contributors

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Several contributors wished to remain anonymous, and we decided that granting anonymity and continually assuring confidentiality would allow the contributors to provide more honest and useful insights.

As part of several ongoing initiatives to ensure that Reclamation's decision processes met our mission and our customer's needs, a small team was assigned to create usable, flexible problem-solving guidance. This team produced:

  • A hard copy, linear guidebook
  • Several training applications:
    • Two-hour overview of the decision process steps
    • All day, indepth training on the steps
    • Application courses for a team to apply the steps to a current process
    • Guide the guide courses for facilitators to work with teams to apply steps
  • This web version

This core team recruited a large group of contributors as a support network. Contributors serve in a variety of functions:

Managerial support and time
Promoting the guidebook, suggesting additional areas to cover, and providing the needed funds. Interviews:
Giving insights and approaches in the decision process.
Editorial and graphic help
Formatting the hard copy and web into useful documents
Reviews:
Reviewing drafts, outlines, and illustrations.
Application:
Using the guide and suggesting ways to update and improve it.

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We want to thank you all for volunteering so much time to this effort.

We appreciate your sticking with us throughout the years.

Many people aren't mentioned here by name, and we want to particularly thank all those who:

Took the training courses associated with this guide.

Contributed resources, good material, and references (throughout the world and across the U.S.)

Read and commented on our guide

We have discovered so much more from you!

Thanks

Name

Title (at the time of consultation)

Patty Alexander

Editorial Assistant, Technical Service Center (TSC)

Alires Almon

Facilitation, Management Services Organization (MSO)

Gary Baker

Resource Manager, TSC

Mark E. Baker

Assistant to Bureau of Indian Affairs/Tribal Projects, Client Liaison, TSC

Bob Black

Resource Manager, TSC

Susan Black

Social Science Analyst, TSC

Hans and Annamarie Blieker

Citizen Participation

Auzie Blevins

Environmental Specialist, Great Plains (GP) Region

Charles Brown

Visual Presentations, TSC

Curt Brown

Policy Analyst, Program Analysis Office (PAO)

Jack Byers

Special Assistant Regional Director for Native American Affairs, GP Region

Charlie Calhoun

Regional Director, Upper Colorado (UC) Region

Thayne Coulter

Sociologist, TSC

Shannon Cunniff

Senior Issues Manager, Washington Office

Carol DeAngelis

Grand Junction Area Manager, Grand Junction Projects Office

Sheila Dufford

Wildlife Biologist, Dakotas Area Office

Dave Duncan

Resources Management Coordinator and Activity Manager Oregon Liaison, Pacific Northwest (PN) Region

Don Glaser

Director, PAO

Bruce Glenn

Manager, Water, Land, and Cultural Resources, PAO

Eric Glover

Resources Program Manager, PN Region

Robert Hamilton

Resources Management Coordinator and Activity Manager, PN Region

Olof Hansen

Biological Information Specialist, Mid-Pacific (MP) Region

Kent Higgins

Management Control Coordinator, PAO

Del Holz

Planning Office, PAO

Kathy House

Technical Writer, TSC

Dale Imlay

Director, Management Service Office, Lower Colorado (LC) Region

Ron Jensen

Technical Writer, TSC

John Keys

Regional Director, PN Region

Marsha Knott

Visual Presentations, TSC

Larry Kysar

Hydraulic Engineer, TSC

Jim LaBounty

Manager, Ecological Research and Investigations Group, TSC

Deena Larsen

Technical Writer, TSC

John Lease

Leadership Team, TSC

Jane Ludwig

Program Manager, Liaison and Coordination, PN Region

Steve Magnassun

Sam Martin

Value Engineering, TSC

Barbara Massey

Public Affairs, MP Region

Bob May

Natural Resource Specialist, South Central California Area Office

Steve McCall

Environmental Officer and Environmental Protection Specialist, Grand Junction Projects Office

Ron McKown

Area Office Manager, Lower Columbia Area Office

Jim Malila

Director, Reclamation Service Center

Kris Mills

Southern California Area Office Studies Manager

Joe Montgomery

Social Science Analyst, TSC

Gene Munson

Water and Land Regulatory Specialist, PAO

Terry Opdyke

Administrator, TSC

Nick Palacios

Austin Area Office

Tom Phillips

Senior Issues Manager, Washington Office

Jack Pong

Deputy Director of Management Service Office, LC Region

Erin Quinn

Assistant Resource Manager, TSC

Tim Randle

Hydraulic Engineer, TSC

David Redhorse

Social Science Analyst, TSC

Roberta Ries

Resources Study Coordinator, Upper Columbia Area Office

Will Samuel

Hydraulic Engineer, TSC

Eileen Salenik

Resource Management Planner, PN Region

Kent Shuyler

Resource Planning Advisor, PAO

Margaret Sibley

Director, Human Resources, Administrative Service Center

William Steele

Senior Program Analyst, Program Formulation Unit, Washington Office

Don Treasure

Environmental Specialist, PAO

Judy Troast

Environmental Specialist, PAO, Washington

Tim Ulrich

Southern California Area Office Manager

Mary Voita

Technical Communications Group Manager, PAO

Henk Wilms

Bill White

Visual Presentations, TSC

Dick Whitson

Resource Planning Advisor, PAO


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We used several special commercial resources for this book:

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Name

Title and Agency (at the time of consultation)

Darrell Adams

Adams Associates

Chip Bell

Planning and training consultant

Mark Bernstein

Eastgate Systems

Grant Brownrigg

Grantland Enterprises

Nancy Chu

Deputy Fisheries Associate Manager, Technical Services, Fish and Wildlife Service

Chip Demerest

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, San Francisco, California

Andreas Dieberger

Visiting Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thomas Driscoll

Senior Vice President, O'Brien Krietzburg

John Duff

Training Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Leticia Fish

Supervisory Personnel Management Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Chris Gentry

National Park Service

Sue Gunn

Geologist, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, San Francisco, California

Esther Hill

Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Stephanie Koeller

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, San Francisco, California

Gary Lance

AIDS Training Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Kivi LeRoux-Duncan

Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Barbara Lewis

Public Involvement Manager, Dames and Moore

Lori Lewis

Environmental Justice Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Tony Lewis

Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Linda Latta-Wobbie

Environmental Protection Specialist, Frances E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming

Sue Lawson-Gonzales

Public Involvement Specialist, Utility Policy and Planning, RW Beck

Wendy Murphy

Mediation Process Advocate

Marilyn Null

Assistant for Regulatory Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health) Department of Air Force

Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Office

Todd Peterson

Public Involvement Specialist, Battelle Research Center

Audrey Perino

Bonneville Power Administration

Mike Phillips

Wolf Reintroduction Team, Yellowstone National Park

Jill Piatt

Environmental Manager, Denver International Airport

Pat Port

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, San Francisco, California.

Tracey Queripel

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, San Francisco, California

Judy Rocchio

Air Quality Coordinator, National Park Service, Pacific West Field Area

Fran Schultz

Project Officer, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Doug Smith

Wolf Reintroduction Team, Yellowstone National Park

Becky Tudisco

TQI Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California

Dick Veazey

Manager of Airport Planning, Denver International Airport

John Wilkins-Wells

Research Associate, CSU Department of Sociology


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