CLIENT NEED

Strategic Earth is working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop a case study intended to explore California’s Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group (Working Group) as a potential model for addressing complex natural resource management issues.

STRATEGY

Context around the Working Group experience was gathered from several sources, including a series of informal interviews with a subset of Working Group Members and Advisors, a review of Working Group products, and the institutional knowledge of those involved in the Working Group’s administration. This included Strategic Earth, which acted as the group’s administrative and facilitation team from 2015-2020. The information and perspectives compiled will inform a number of communications products for various audiences to be developed by TNC.

KEY RESULTS & OUTCOMES

The case study and supporting materials will provide documentation of the form, function, and experiences of the Working Group, conveying an accurate and transparent summary of the Working Group’s achievements and challenges. The lessons learned from the Working Group experience will also be translated into a series of best practices intended to consider how the Working Group’s process could be used as a model for addressing entanglement risk and other natural resource management challenges throughout California, the United States, and the world.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT DETAILS

Client: The Nature Conservancy
Project Duration: Spring – Fall 2020
Materials and Outputs: Case Study: Innovation through Collaboration: The California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group
Website: http://www.opc.ca.gov/whale-entanglement-working-group

Photo credit: Rachelle Fisher

SERVICES

PROJECT COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

RESEARCH & REPORT WRITING