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Aug 07, 2019 - Bend Bulletin - Guest column: ‘My Way or the Highway’ is not collaboration

Guest column: ‘My Way or the Highway’ is not collaboration

It is easy to label alternative points of view as uncooperative, when in fact they so often lead to major advances in our society. But when it comes to water management in Central Oregon, unless you subscribe to the points of view of irrigation managers and boards, you are accused of holding grudges or picking fights. Dissenting views are critical to genuine, effective collaborative work. To that end, I spent fifteen years as executive director of the Deschutes River Conservancy where irrigation, tribal, environmental and government agency perspectives were all represented.