Citizen perspectives on wildlife agencies' public engagement practices

Peter Metcalf

University of Montana, Missoula

Peter is a conservation social scientist currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Montana. His research interests center around the human dimensions and natural resource policy aspects of wildlife conservation, public lands management, and ecological restoration. For his dissertation, he is investigating what factors shape intergovernmental cooperation and decision making in the implementation of an adaptive management plan for Yellowstone-area bison.  Peter teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Montana in the Natural Resource Management and Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management programs as well as for the Wild Rockies Field Institute. In his free time he enjoys recreating on public lands and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. 


Public engagement has become a well-established component of wildlife management in recent decades. Yet many wildlife agencies continue to struggle with how to effectively engage the public on wildlife management decisions or... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Peter Metcalf (University of Montana, Missoula)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Public-Private Partnerships and Corporate Sustainability


T-3C » Effective Stakeholder and Public Engagement at Multiple Scales (13:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall C)

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