Despite the best of intentions and the availability of considerable resources, the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP) has failed to bring stakeholders together to jointly increase their understanding of the Colorado River and make useful, broadly supported resource management recommendations. In this article, the authors argue that the Glen Canyon Dam AMP has implemented CAM ineffectively, largely due to Congress and the DOI’s deficient initial design.

Read the entire "Collaborative Planning and Adaptive Management in Glen Canyon: A Cautionary Tale" as it appeared in the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, below.