Friend and colleague Dr. Robert T. 'Bob' Lackey, one of the sharpest knives in the drawer when it comes to salmon, restoration, science, policy, and a whole host of other things, gave this presentation, 'Use and Abuse of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management', in my 26 May 2015 Honors class, GEO 335H Introduction to Water Science and Policy. He has given me his permission to post it here:
Here is a previous related publication of his, 'Saving Wild Salmon: A 165 Year Policy Conundrum' and a recent presentation, 'Future of West Coast Salmon - Management in the Real World'.
Very good stuff!
"Clashing values - not science - are typically at the core of policy debates." - Bob Lackey's First Lesson (slide 37)