Factors Influencing Line Officers' Decisions About National Environmental Policy Act Project Design and Development

  title={Factors Influencing Line Officers' Decisions About National Environmental Policy Act Project Design and Development},
  author={Donald G. MacGregor and David N. Seesholtz},
Prior to the existence of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Forest Service district rangers had considerable latitude to make resource management decisions and execute management plans with relatively little encumbrance by documentation and process requirements. Today there appears to be differences not only in the district ranger population, but in the decision-making processes they use and how they adapt their management style to particular circumstances. In-depth interviews were… 
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