Edward Sheets

Edward Sheets

Edward Sheets

Email Address ed@edsheets.com


Ed Sheets Consulting

Position or Title President and Owner

Professional Biography Facilitation/Mediation: Current Processes: Facilitator/Mediator for Klamath Basin settlement process; 45 Federal, state, tribal, county, irrigation, and conservation organizations signed a settlement of fisheries, water allocation, energy, and other issues; currently facilitating implementation of the agreement.  Facilitator/Mediator for a process to develop a Biological Assessment by the Bureau of Reclamation and joint Biological Opinions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service for the operation of the Klamath Reclamation Project under the Endangered Species Act.  Facilitator for water rights settlement among the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, State of Montana, and Federal government.  Successful Facilitation/Mediation Processes: Facilitated Snake River Basin water settlement; assisted Federal agencies, State of Idaho, and Nez Perce Tribe in reaching an agreement on a complex water rights settlement; also facilitated initial implementation of the settlement.  Facilitated initial planning meetings for policy makers providing guidance on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  Facilitated Technical Team to develop a consensus implementation plan for U.S v Washington Culverts Case; worked with Federal agencies, the state of Washington, and 21 tribes in Washington.   Facilitated settlement of an expansion of gravel mining and salmon enhancement program near DuPont, Washington.

Address Line 1 4545 Sand Point Way NE, #801

City Seattle

State Washington

Zip 98105

Phone 206-527-1700

Fax 206-260-2442

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 12

ECR Services Provided

Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortLewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange2014
Regulatory NegotiationsKlamath ESA Consultation2013
Public Engagement/Public InputConfederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Water Rights2009
Process DesignKlamath Settlement Group2007
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationKlamath Settlement Group2007
Policy DialoguesUrban ESA Strategy2002

Case Experience by Subject Matter

NEPALewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange2014
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingKlamath ESA Consultation2013
MiningDuPont, Washington Settlement Agreement2010
Water Management, Allocation, RightsConfederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Water Rights2009
FisheriesKlamath Settlement Group2007
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesKlamath Settlement Group2007
Agricultural issuesKlamath Settlement Group2007
Cross-cultural IssuesKlamath Settlement Group2007
Ecosystem ManagementKlamath Settlement Group2007
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatKlamath Settlement Group2007
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Klamath Settlement Group2007

Type of Public Decision

License and permit issuanceKlamath ESA Consultation2013
Siting and ConstructionDuPont, Washington Settlement Agreement2010
Implementation/monitoring agreementsKlamath Settlement Group2007
PlanningKlamath Settlement Group2007
Policy developmentUrban ESA Strategy2002

Case Size

Cases involving u00a03 or fewer participantsWapato Irrigation District Settlement2014
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsLewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange2014
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsPuget Sound Culverts Case2008
Cases involving more than 60 participantsKlamath Settlement Group2007

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

National or regionally significant casesColumbia River Treaty2013
Tribal governmentColumbia River Treaty2013
InteragencyKlamath ESA Consultation2013
Local/communityDuPont, Washington Settlement Agreement2010
StatePuget Sound Culverts Case2008
Multi-jurisdictionalKlamath Settlement Group2007
Large landscape scaleKlamath Settlement Group2007
IntergovernmentalKlamath Settlement Group2007

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsKlamath ESA Consultation2013
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsKlamath Settlement Group2007
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Klamath Settlement Group2007
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Lewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange2014
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Klamath Settlement Group2007

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