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Barriers to collaborative nature conservation efforts in rural energy corridors: A case study in southern Quebec
The utility right-of-way (ROW) has been used as a green corridor, or "greenway," for beautifying the community, for enhancing recreational and educational opportunities, for wildlife habitat and biologically connecting ecosystem fragments. These forms of nature conservation have been considered as an effective method to expand utility profiles and improve public relations. At the same time, collaborative approaches to natural resource management, including ROW co-management, are being broadly promoted as promising ways to deal with complex and contentious public issues. This study examined the collaborative decision-making potential for a nature conservation corridor to be established in an existing multiple ROW...