Situation Assessments: An Overview

Laura Van Riper and Cathy Humphrey from the BLM take a look at this key first step in launching a collaborative effort. 

The Situation Analysis, also sometimes called a Conflict Assessment or Stakeholder Analysis, looks at the who - what - when - where - why - and how of a situation. This is an important first step in the successful design and organization of stakeholder engagement. 

Learn more about how to gather information to sort through the decisions you will be making with your stakeholders.

Laura Van Riper, PhD

BLM Social Scientist
National Riparian Service Team

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