This brief article, written for a symposium on "Collaboration and the Colorado River," evaluates the U.S. Department of the Interior's Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program ("AMP"). The AMP has been advanced as a pioneering collaborative and adaptive approach for both decreasing scientific uncertainty in support of regulatory decision-making and helping manage contentious resource disputes -- in this case, the increasingly thorny conflict over the Colorado River's finite natural resources.
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Camacho, Alejandro E., Beyond Conjecture: Learning About Ecosystem Management from the Glen Canyon Dam Experiment (September 19, 2008). Nevada Law Review, Vol. 8, 2008; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1270743