Eco InTheKnow possesses the expertise to assist government agencies, NGOs, and private business in managing natural resources. We can research, analyze, and consult on an array of issues related to resource management, including past and present Native American land- and water-use practices within a specific area, the European-American developmental history of a particular resource or land area, the various political variables, public actors, and political institutions that must be considered in effective resource management, the mitigation of the ecologically-harmful results of past development projects, and the recovery of specific ecological values.
The 19th Century witnessed unregulated resource development across the North American continent. In the 20th Century, the state apparatus became the driving force behind the construction of large resource development projects, such as Hoover Dam along the Colorado River and the Central Valley Project in California. The 21st Century will experience the mitigation and recovery of ecological values once considered lost to economic development. Eco InTheKnow can assist organizations in creating that new, more environmentally-sustainable, and ecologically-healthy 21st Century.
Robert Schneiders – Consultant