Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Objectives! and PIGS

I spent the day meeting with USFWS, USACE, and PNNL folks - discussing feedback we received at last weeks presentation of draft Adaptive Management plans to the COoperating for REcovery team. There were quite a few memorable moments of humour - mostly involving new metaphors for the process. Even better is when we can combine a metaphor with an acronym. Our best effort today in that regard was Previously Implemented Goalseeking process, or PIG for short. Much of the stress associated with AM on the Missouri River has to do with the fact that the PIGs have bolted, and we're trying to get them back in the corral. Not get rid of them, just get them all in the same corral.

And as always, it comes back to objectives - and here's a quote to drive the point home:
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
- Lewis Carroll

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