Noteworthy - 2014

March 2014 -- Chapter "Criterium DecisionPlus" in new book "Making Transparent Environmental Management Decisions"
InfoHarvest CEO Philip Murphy authored a chapter on using MCDA and CDP in the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system. The book is edited by USDA Forest Service experts Keith Reynolds, Paul Hessberg and Patrick Bourgeron and is published by Springer

Noteworthy - 2013

2013 -- Launched the blog FolkFlockFlack
InfoHarvest CEO Philip Murphy and Carie Fox of Daylight Decisions launch a blog on mediation, decisions, collaboration and much more www.folkflockflack.net

Noteworthy - 2012

September 2012 -- Article on Ethics in public particpation
InfoHarvest CEO Philip Murphy and Carie Fox of Daylight Decisions authored a paper Sometimes Less Is Better: Ethics of Public Participation that was just published in Vol 14, issue 3 of Environmental Practice.

May 21-24 2012 Panel Discussion at NAEP 37th Annual Conference
At the 37th NAEP annual conference in Portland, OR, InfoHarvest cohosted a panel with Carie Fox titled "Stakeholder-Driven Organizationof Public Information" that investigates better ways to design websites so as to make complex decision information available to stakeholders and the public. See our presentation - Presentation on Findability - part of our panel on collaborative web design with Carie Fox and Rich Fairbanks

Noteworthy - 2011

Fall 2011 -- Principles for use of Technology in ECR released
InfoHarvest worked with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and the Department of Interior's Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution to draft a set of Guiding Principles for the Use of Technology in ECR Processes.

Jan 7th, 2011 Lightning Talk - 2011 GeoDesign Summit
InfoHarvest gave a presentation titled "GeoDesign without the Geo Goodies" at the 2011 GeoDesign Summit at ESRI in Redlands, CA.

Noteworthy - 2010

Dec 9th, 2010 Webinar - Technology and Environmental Conflict Resolution: Best Practices
InfoHarvest will give one of three talks in a webinar hosted by the ACR Environment and Public Policy Section The Webinar is titled Technology and Environmental Conflict Resolution: Best Practices. Please pre-register at the above link.

Dec 3rd, 2010 GSNM Draft EIS comment period closed.
Together with Carie Fox of of Fox Mediation and the US Institute for Environmental Conflicy Resolution, we launched a public participation website in support of the FS planning process for the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Our website uses MCDA to help the public get to the heart of the alternatives the Forest Service have reviewed in the GSNM Draft EIS. You can still explore the Decision Framework for yourself at gsnm.ecr.gov .

Nov 3rd, 2010 GSNM Draft EIS comment period extended to Dec 3rd.
Together with Carie Fox of of Fox Mediation and the US Institute for Environmental Conflicy Resolution, we launched a public participation website in support of the FS planning process for the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Our website uses MCDA to help the public get to the heart of the alternatives the Forest Service have reviewed in the GSNM Draft EIS. For one more month, explore the Decision Framework for yourself at gsnm.ecr.gov .

Aug 11th, 2010 GSNM Draft EIS website went live
Together with Carie Fox of of Fox Mediation and the US Institute for Environmental Conflicy Resolution, we've just launched a public participation website in support of the FS planning process for the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Our website uses MCDA to help the public get to the heart of the alternatives the Forest Service have reviewed in the GSNM Draft EIS. Explore the Decision Framework for yourself at gsnm.ecr.gov .

May 25th -27th 2010 ECR 2010, Tucson, AZ - InfoHarvest personnel co-delivered multiple sessions varying from "How to improve NEPA Documents" to a training on "Navigating Policy". See the ECR 2010 Conference website for more details on "ECR2010: Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution - Evolving to Meet New Opportunities.

April 26th - 30th 2010 DOI Conference on Environment, Portland, OR - Thursday, April 19th. 3:30PM - 5:00PM Dr. Murphy and Carie Fox of Fox Mediation lead a panel on "Deriving Greater Value from Public Comment". This session uses a novel approach to collaborative comment analysis to pose the question how to make comment gathering processes more collaborative and fruitful? See the Conference website for more details.

Jan 6-8th 2010 GeoDesign Summit, Redlands, CA InfoHarvest participated in the GeoDesign Summit, the first ever conference on merging GIS technology, engineering, particpatory design and planning in a rapidly changing world.

New & Noteworthy - 2009

October 2009 Rosemont Copper Project Comments Search Beta - InfoHarvest, working with the Coronado National Forest, published a Beta search capability for the more than 11,000 submission received during the Scoping period of the proposed Rosemont Copper Project. Click here to experiment with the search functionality.

Sept 22nd 2009 IAP2 Conference, San Diego, CA - Tuesday, Sept. 1:30PM - 3:00PM Dr. Murphy and Carie Fox of Fox Mediation present "More Powerful, More People". This session explores three techniques that create more powerful involvement opportunities for greater numbers of people. See the IAP2 site http://www.iap2.org for more details.

June 19th 2009 Giant Sequoia National Monument, Porterville, CA - Friday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.Alternatives workshop using MCDS at the Supervisors Office in Porterville, CA. See GSNM Planning pages for more info http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/gsnm_planning.html

Sept 22nd 2009 IAP2 Conference, San Diego, CA - Tuesday, Sept. 1:30PM - 3:00PM Dr. Murphy and Carie Fox of Fox Mediation present "More Powerful, More People". This session explores three techniques that create more powerful involvement opportunities for greater numbers of people. Participants will discuss the way these techniques meet, challenge, and possibly expand collaborative theory. See the IAP2 site http://www.iap2.org for more details.

June 19th 2009 Giant Sequoia National Monument, Porterville, CA - Friday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.Alternatives workshop using MCDS at the Supervisors Office in Porterville, CA. See GSNM Planning pages for more info http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/gsnm_planning.html

May 7th-9th, 2009 ECR Tech National Strategic Planning Session, Tucson, AZ - InfoHarvest is helping organize the first ECR Tech conference. The planning session, hosted by the Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, is to convene a national group of thought leaders, technology specialists, and ECR practitioners to develop a strategic plan for Technology in Environmental Conflict Resolution.

May 6th, 2009 NAEP 2009 Conference, Tucson, AZ - Dr. Philip Murphy and Carie Fox of Fox Mediation host a panel on Revolutionizing NEPA Comment analysis at the National Association of Environmental Professionals 2009 Conference in Tucson.

March-May 2009 Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA - InfoHarvest created an interactive site using MCDA to engage interested parties in the planning process for the Monument. The site launched as part of general scoping on March 18th, closed for comment gathering May 4th. Check it out at gsnmvibe.ecr.gov/hike.

New & Noteworthy - 2008

July - September 2008 Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA - InfoHarvest created an interactive site to engage interested parties in the planning process for the Monument at gsnm.ecr.gov.

July - August 2008 Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA - InfoHarvest created an interactive site to engage interested parties in the planning process for the Monument at gsnm.ecr.gov.

AMCIS 2008 August 14-17, 2008 Toronto, Canada - InfoHarvest CEO Philip Murphy and Dr Naicong Li of the Redlands Institute will be presenting a paper "Smart Knowledge Capture in Spatial Decision Support Systems" at the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems.

ECR 2008 May 22, 2008 Tucson, AZ - InfoHarvest CEO Philip Murphy chairs a session on MCDA/GIS Collaboration on ECR (Environmental Conflict Resolution) at the National ECR Conference.

January 12, 2008 - Draft EIS for Western Oregon Plans Revision (WOPR) Web Forum now closed. Thousands of comments were gathered through the forum, a public outreach website created by InfoHarvest and its partners.

New & Noteworthy - 2007

August, 2007 - Draft EIS for Western Oregon Plans Revision (WOPR) Web Forum now online. Follow the link to the Web Forum.

New & Noteworthy - 2006

October, 2006 - CCWES Service District#1 Wastewater Public Outreach Survey a success.


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