Theresa Jensen

Theresa Jensen

Theresa Jensen

Email Address


Position or Title Senior Mediator & Facilitator

Professional Biography Theresa Jensen & Associates was founded in 1994.  The firm’s mission is to offer solutions for enhancing the human and natural environment through effective communication, consensus decision making and conflict resolution.Scope of services provided include: consultation in collaborative processes, preparing stakeholders to work together effectively, situation/conflict assessments, designing and facilitating collaborative planning or problem solving processes, public policy dialogues, neutral convening, mediation and facilitation of consensus processes, collaborative public involvement, visioning, training.Principal areas of expertise: watershed management, forestry, natural resources, hazardous waste, energy issues, transportation, urban growth/development, noise abatement, land use, agriculture, parks & recreation, education, social services, health care, community and cross-cultural issues.As an attorney and member of the Oregon State Bar, Ms. Jensen is especially comfortable working with legal issues and with other attorneys in complex cases.Ms. Jensen has twenty four years experience as a dispute resolution professional, and is listed as a neutral in the  US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolutions’ roster of dispute resolution and consensus-building practitioners, and is a contracted neutral with The Oregon Consensus Program.  She was a founder and principal in Confluence Northwest, Portland, Oregon, from 1988-1994.

Address Line 1 131-A Stony Circle, Ste. 500

City Santa Rosa

State California

Zip 95401

Phone 707-230-6250

Fax (707) 735-1391?

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 15

ECR Services Provided

Public Engagement/Public InputBLM Post-Fire Recovery Public Outreach2014
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortBeatys Butte Working Group2014
Regulatory NegotiationsRegulatory Negotiation: Oregon Health Authority2012
Policy DialoguesODOT Planning Process: Small Business Initiative2008
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationScattered Apples Timber Sale Mediation2005
Conflict/Situation AssessmentCanyon Creek Road Access Mediation2004
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortColumbia River PUD Resource Advisory Committee1994
Process DesignJohnson Creek Resources Management Plan

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Wildlife IssuesBeatys Butte Working Group2014
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatBeatys Butte Working Group2014
Public HealthHealthcare Transformation in Oregon: CCO Support2012
Environmental Planning (e.g., NEPA, Forest plans, travel mgmt., resource mgmt.)BLM Secretarial Pilot Project in Oregon2011
Forest and Timber IssuesScattered Apples Timber Sale Mediation2005
NEPAScattered Apples Timber Sale Mediation2005
Water issues GeneralJohnson Creek Resources Management Plan1995
Watershed Management and/or PlanningJohnson Creek Resources Management Plan1995
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Columbia River PUD Resource Advisory Committee1994
Solid or Hazardous Waste issuesHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
Public lands issues Including use and AccessMediation of West Fork Canyon Creek Road Access Issues

Type of Public Decision

Siting and ConstructionSchool Based Health Center Community Engagement & Outreach2015
RulemakingRegulatory Negotiation: Oregon Health Authority2012
PlanningODOT Planning Process: Small Business Initiative2008
Implementation/monitoring agreementsScattered Apples Timber Sale Mediation2005
Policy developmentJohnson Creek Resources Management Plan1995
Compliance and enforcement actionHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
License and permit issuanceOregon Dept. of Transportation/Johnson Creek Corridor Committee Mediation1994

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

StateODOT Planning Process: Small Business Initiative2008
Large landscape scaleScattered Apples Timber Sale Mediation2005
Tribal governmentHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
InteragencyHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
IntergovernmentalHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
Local/communityMediation of West Fork Canyon Creek Road Access Issues

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)ODOT Planning Process: Small Business Initiative2008
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsColumbia River PUD Resource Advisory Committee1994
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsHazardous Waste at Hanford1994
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools (e.g., electronic survey tools, dashboards)School Based Health Center Community Engagement & Outreach2015
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)School Based Health Center Community Engagement & Outreach2015
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Beatys Butte Working Group2014
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Beatys Butte Working Group2014
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Clark county Transportation Problem Solving1992

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