Environmental ADR is referred to as Environmental Conflict Resolution and Collaboration (ECR).  ECR is a growing field that seeks to resolve environmental conflicts involving multiple levels of government (federal, state, local, tribal) and a diverse pool of stakeholders across the nation. 

Case Studies

Within the federal government there are offices that provide ECR services.  They include:


Stephanie Kavanaugh
Acting Director, DC Office
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Morris K. Udall Foundation
1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20006
Email: kavanaugh@udall.gov

What is the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Working Group?

We are the central forum and resource for information about the federal government's use of ADR. We advance the use of ADR through:

  • Coordination of multi-agency initiatives
  • Promotion of best practices and programs
  • Dissemination of policy and guidance

Newsletters of the Interagency Working Group

Agency Statements in Support of ADR

Agency leadership has promoted ADR in achieving agency missions.

Statements of Support

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