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FEASIBILITY STUDY GUIDELINES


APPENDIX 2

SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Members of the Study Team should consult Director's Order 75A which provides guidance on NPS policies relating to civic engagement and public involvement. This new Director's Order is planned to contain a sourcebook. The order contains a number of helpful web sites containing information on public involvement strategies and techniques. Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff members are skilled in a variety of public involvement and community visioning techniques. The study team should consider enlisting RTCA staff assistance in designing the proposed public involvement strategy for a NHA feasibility study. If possible, the team should consider involvement of RTCA staff in the various public meetings and forums conducted during the study. The Denver Service center has also developed a public involvement model that may be consulted.

Director's Order 75A contains a number of useful resources that may assist in devising strategies and techniques for public involvement in a NHA feasibility study including:

NPS Sources

Report on "The National Park Service and Civic Engagement"
http://www.nps.gov/phso/civic/civic.pdf

Visitor Experience and Resource Protection handbook (U.S. Department of the Interior 1997):
http://planning.den.nps.gov/document/handbook%2Epdf

Public Involvement: A Manual of Tools and Techniques, University of Idaho
http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/nps_pi/

Public Involvement Toolbox, NPS Rivers and Trails, Philadelphia Support Office:
http://www.nps.gov/phso/rtcatoolbox

Superintendent's Guide to Public Affairs:
http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/refdesk/index.html

Other DOI Bureau Sources

A Handbook for Outreach, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2001
http://training.fws.gov/library/Pubs/outreach_handbook01pdf.pdf

Other Federal Sources

EPA's public involvement policy:
http://www.epa.gov/publicinvolvement/pdf/1228policy.pdf

Federal Highway Administration's guidelines and policy:
http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/trans.html
http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/FHWA.html

US Army Corps of Engineers Everglades Outreach Plan
http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/progr_outreach.cfm

U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/forum/pi/

CEQ scoping guidance
http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/guidance.html

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
http://www.achp.gov/usersguide.html

Non-Federal Sources

International Association for Public Participation
http://www.iap2.org

International Association of Facilitators
http://www.iaf-world.org

Parks Canada's public involvement policy:
http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/thesis/octeau/chap4.html

Oregon Conservation and Land Development Agency's policy:
http://www.lcd.state.or.us/goalpdfs/goal01.pdf

Oregon Conservation and Land Development Agency's policy:
http://www.lcd.state.or.us/goalpdfs/goal01.pdf

 
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