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Research Project: Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems

Location: Range Management Research

Title: A problem-solving checklist for coproduction

item SELBY, LEA - Us Geological Survey
item CARTER, SARAH - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item HABY, TRAVIS - Bureau Of Land Management
item WOOD, DAVID - Us Geological Survey
item BAMZA-DODSON, APARNA - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item ANDERSON, PAT - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff
item SAMUEL, ELLA - Us Geological Survey
item TULL, JOHN - Fws Design Builders

Submitted to: USGS - Scientific Investigations Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/16/2023
Publication Date: 4/23/2023
Citation: Selby, L., Carter, S., Haby, T., Wood, D., Bamza-Dodson, A., Anderson, P., Herrick, J.E., Samuel, E., Tull, J. 2023. A problem-solving checklist for coproduction. USGS - Scientific Investigations Report. Infomation sheet.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Coproduction in a public land management context involves carefully considering how researchers and managers will work together on each project. Despite the best intentions, things sometimes go wrong. We developed the set of 29 questions based on the authors’ collective experiences with aspects of coproduced projects that didn’t quite go as planned. The questions below focus specifically on problem solving and reflect what we wished we would have asked or done earlier in the project to help it move forward more smoothly and better meet its goals. The questions are grouped into five topic areas: (1) initiating coproduction and delivering actionable science products, (2) clarifying roles and decision-making, (3) defining and conducting the project, (4) communicating project outcomes and supporting the use of its products, and (5) evaluating project progress, products and impacts.