Planning for a Sustainable Future: The Case of the North American Great Plains
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Summary of Discussions and Recommendations
Donald A. Wilhite and Kelly Helm Smith

Symposium Statement: Visions for the Future, Urgency for Change

Overview

Sustainable Development: A Prescription for the Future
Robert Slater

Planning for a Sustainable Future in the Great Plains
Marvin Duncan, Dennis Fisher, and Mark Drabenstott

Implications of Global Environmental Change
Barry Smit

Policies for Sustainable Development
Harry Hill and Jill Vaisey

Common Ground: Working Together for a Sustainable Future
Molly Olson

Defining Sustainability Concerns and Issues for the North American Great Plains: Challenges and Opportunities
Allen Tyrchniewicz and Stephen Ragone

Case Studies

A Case Study of Sustainable Land Use: The Delivery of the NAWMP in Prairie Canada - Socioeconomic Impacts
Greg Riemer, Julia Taylor, and Derek Burden

Education and Research to Support Sustainable Development:
A Regional Mandate in the North Central United States. Charles Francis, James King, Heidi Carter, Lisa Jasa, and Steve Waller

The Groundwater Guardian Program: Sustainable Community Action
Susan Seacrest

Reverse Engineering the Sustainable Development Process: Adapting Eight Decades of Experience to Enhance the Future
Jim Webber and Dave Hill

Focus Group Reports

Introduction

Agricultural Production

Land and Water Resources

Human and Community Resources

Biological Resources and Biodiversity

Integrated Resource Management

Demonstration Showcase

Introduction

Showcase Abstracts

Appendix A

Survey Questions

Appendix B

Symposium Program