Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division & Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2023 Joint Annual Meeting

Primer on the Human Dimensions of Fisheries Management

Instructor:Kenneth E. Wallen, University of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Date and Time: May 8th; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch: Not provided

Fee: $30 ($10 for students)

Maximum Number of Participants: 50

Description:What is this thing called human dimensions? This primer on the human dimensions of fisheries management will help answer that question with a half-day workshop to introduce the research and engagement facets that comprise HD. Fisheries managers, practitioners, decision makers, and students deal with various people-related challenges but may lack the knowledge or experience to frame management and conservation problems more broadly to include their human dimensions. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for natural resource professionals—in and out of the human dimensions field—to interact in a way that facilitates mutual understanding of what types of questions are asked, the techniques used to answer those questions, and how both are useful to applied, problem-solving focused management. The workshop will consist of: (a) short lectures to introduce the language and foundations of HD, (b) Q&A and participant discussion, (c) case study examples, and (d) a research and/or engagement development clinic.