Judith Talbot

Judith Talbot

Judith Talbot

Email Address talbot.judie@gmail.com

Position or Title Facilitator

Professional Biography My interest in facilitation and mediation is to foster informed decision-making.  My practice is to engage stakeholders in joint fact-finding to: identify and evaluate existing information; define data gaps; prioritize additional data needs and apply available information to the task at hand. For complex cases, I use a charter to outline the scope of the effort and participants' roles and responsibilities.  Other related materials include:  a structure diagram (illustrating role integration); process diagram; and project timeline.  These materials help provide direction for all involved and can be modified to accommodate new circumstances.  In decision-making, I encourage stakeholders to rate their level of support for each proposal and to provide suggestions for improvement.  Where stakeholder committees are advisory, I clarify where the authority and responsibility for final decisions rest.  For processes where stakeholders implement final decisions, I assure that all other relevant efforts are represented in discussions.I also ask stakeholders to help develop a communications plan, addressing: participants' responsibilities for keeping their constituencies informed; guidelines for information exchange and use of draft materials; strategies for providing public updates; and best practices for discussing the process with others.  This provides a consistent communication framework for the entire process.

Address Line 1 PO Box 1139

City Minden

State Nevada

Zip 89423

Phone 775-720-0214

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 7

ECR Services Provided

Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationLaw Enforcement Levels - Burning Man2007
Public Engagement/Public InputCalifornia Water Boards Strategic Plan Update2007
Regulatory NegotiationsOff-Highway Recreation Vehicle Regulations2006
Policy DialoguesSierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Plan2006
Conflict/Situation AssessmentTruckee River TMDL2003
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationDesal Task Force2003
Process DesignButte County Groundwater Management2002

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Water issues GeneralCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Environmental JusticeCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Forest and Timber IssuesWoody Biomass Energy Project2013
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesTribal Water Summit - California2013
Public lands issues Including use and AccessOff-Highway Recreation Vehicle Regulations2006
Agricultural issuesSierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Plan2006
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Transmission Upgrade Project - Utah2006
NEPAMoapa Cement Plan EIS/NEPA - Nevada2006
Water QualitySanta Clara River Nutrient TMDL2003
FloodplainLower American River Flow Management Standard2003
Water Management, Allocation, RightsButte County Groundwater Management2002
Parks and Refuge IssuesAuburn State Park Recreation Plan2001

Type of Public Decision

License and permit issuanceLaw Enforcement Levels - Burning Man2007
RulemakingOff-Highway Recreation Vehicle Regulations2006
Siting and ConstructionTransmission Upgrade Project - Utah2006
Compliance and enforcement actionSanta Clara River Nutrient TMDL2003
Implementation/monitoring agreementsSanta Clara River Nutrient TMDL2003
Policy developmentDesal Task Force2003
PlanningButte County Groundwater Management2002

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsLaw Enforcement Levels - Burning Man2007
Cases involving more than 60 participantsCalifornia Water Boards Strategic Plan Update2007

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Tribal governmentTribal Water Summit - California2013
Local/communityWoody Biomass Energy Project2013
National or regionally significant casesLaw Enforcement Levels - Burning Man2007
StateCalifornia Water Boards Strategic Plan Update2007
InteragencyOff-Highway Recreation Vehicle Regulations2006
Large landscape scaleSierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Plan2006
Multi-jurisdictionalMoapa Cement Plan EIS/NEPA - Nevada2006

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsCalifornia Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Tribal Water Summit - California2013
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsMoapa Cement Plan EIS/NEPA - Nevada2006
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)California Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools (e.g., electronic survey tools, dashboards)California Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)California Water Plan: Update 2005, 2009, 20132013
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Central Valley Flood Protection Planning Program2011
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Santa Clara River Nutrient TMDL2003

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