Marcelle DuPraw

Marcelle DuPraw

Marcelle DuPraw

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Our Mission

Position or Title Senior Director/Senior Mediator

Professional Biography I am a seasoned, versatile public policy facilitator/mediator, with over 25 years of experience as of 2012.  I am particularly drawn to environmental controversies in which cross-cultural dynamics are salient, and have both training and life experiences that have enabled me to be helpful in such situations.  I am accessible and responsive, and thoroughly enjoy helping individuals and organizations build their own capacities for collaborative problem solving (e.g., through coaching, training, and systems design). My intervention style has been described as friendly, gracious, and collegial, but also assertive and results-oriented.  I recognize the importance of careful "pre-work" to maximize the productivity of face-to-face negotiations. I have a Bachelor's and Master's in environmental / natural resource management, enabling me to quickly grasp the substance of environmental controversies so that I can effectively manage related consensus-building efforts.  I am detail-oriented and well-organized, enabling me to manage complex projects and/or streams of cases.  I am equally at home working solo or as part of a team. I am working on a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution, reflecting my commitment to enhancing my projects' effectiveness through the benefits of both practical experience and up-to-date social science theory.

Address Line 1 720 SW Washington Street, Suite 710

City Portland

State Oregon

Zip 97205

Phone 503-221-1650

Fax 503-221-1645

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider Yes

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network Yes

Total Cases Last 10 Years 74

ECR Services Provided

Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationMinimizing Health Impacts From Shale Gas Extraction Policy Dialogue Facilitation2012
Process DesignU.S. Forest Service Collaborative Capacity Development Project2010
Policy DialoguesCollaborative Forest Restoration Task Force2009
Public Engagement/Public InputDDOE Stormwater Management Stakeholder Meetings2009
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCoastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program Capacity-Building2003
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortNational Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)2003
Conflict/Situation AssessmentRiver Corridor Management Plan for the Lower American River1999
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationProposed Titanium Mine Mediation1997

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Wetlands and/or EstuariesEPA Large Aquatic Ecosystem Council2010
Public HealthEnvironmental, Occupational Safety and Public Health Annual Summits2009
Climate ChangeOSWER Climate Change Coordinating Committee2008
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesEPA / OSWER Tribal Forum2008
Water Management, Allocation, RightsSanta Fe River Flow Restoration2007
Water QualityNational Water Quality Standards Program Summit2004
FloodplainSacramento River Corridor Planning Forum Convening Assessment2002
Public lands issues Including use and AccessBankhead National Forest Facilitation2002
FisheriesInitial Fisheries and In-Stream Habitat Management and Restoration Plan for the Lower American River1999
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatEndangered Species Act Reauthorization Conflict Assessment1995
Transportation Planning/Program ImplementationCollaborative Transportation Planning1994
Cross-cultural IssuesInternational Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Governance Workshops1990

Type of Public Decision

Implementation/monitoring agreementsU.S. Forest Service Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment2011
Siting and ConstructionMidwest Urban Deconstruction Forum2010
RulemakingU.S. Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule for National Forests and Grasslands2010
PlanningU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Collaborative Capacity Development Project2008
Policy developmentChildren's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)2007
Compliance and enforcement actionEPA Institutionalization of ADR1989
License and permit issuanceResource Conservation and Recovery Act Permitting Assessment1989

Case Size

Cases involving more than 60 participantsCoastal Subsidence / Wetlands Loss in Gulf of Mexico Symposium2006
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsPrioritization of Oil and Gas Industry Research Priorities re: Effects of Exploration and Production-Related Sound on Marine Life2005
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsAnacostia River Convening and Systems Design2004

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

InternationalCross-Cultural (China / U.S.) Collaborative Governance for Natural Resource Management Workshop2012
InteragencyEmergency Response Exercise for District of Columbia2012
Tribal governmentU.S. Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule for National Forests and Grasslands2010
Large landscape scaleCollaborative Forest Restoration Task Force2009
IntergovernmentalColumbia River Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study2008
StateAirline Drinking Water Stakeholder Consultations2007
Local/communityStormwater Management Stakeholder Involvement2007
Multi-jurisdictionalAnacostia River Convening and Systems Design2004
National or regionally significant casesNational Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)2003

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsU.S. Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule for National Forests and Grasslands2010
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)2007
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsInitial Fisheries and In-Stream Habitat Management and Restoration Plan for the Lower American River1999
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools (e.g., electronic survey tools, dashboards)EPA OSWER Innovations Working Group2010
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)U.S. Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule for National Forests and Grasslands2010
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)U.S. Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule for National Forests and Grasslands2010
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Collaborative Modeling Performance Measures2008
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Coastal Subsidence / Wetlands Loss in Gulf of Mexico Symposium2006

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