Summary: The Stakeholder Workshop Series
Connect with others. Synthesize Knowledge. Solidify relationships.
Workshop 2- Discussion Document
What is the Stakeholder Workshop Series?
The Stakeholder Workshop Series is creating a safe space to explore, build, and maintain links
among management issues associated with: fisheries, forestry, mining and agriculture. The three
themes for the workshop series: 1) Water, 2) Climate Change, and 3) Salmon are not mutually
exclusive; each theme overlaps, with previous discussions lending insight to the next. During
each workshop, participants will work to identify barriers to collaboration and knowledge
exchange and consider innovative ways to overcome these barriers. All stakeholders will benefit
from learning about how others understand patterns of ecological, social, and economic
processes. Due to the cultural differences between people, these workshops aim to address
aspects of natural resource management while uncovering how different stakeholders understand
the same information in different ways. For the purpose of this discussion, stakeholders are
defined as people within society that share specific concerns (recognising that individuals may
simultaneously belong to several stakeholder groups).
Although we will be building bridges between different ways of understanding the world, this
workshop series does not aim to create a new committee. Rather, we will work to synthesise