Meredith Cowart

Meredith Cowart

Meredith Cowart is an Associate at CONCUR Inc, where she supports the full range of facilitated and mediated negotiation efforts, training courses, and research inquiries. Her area of interest is finding effective ways to bring forest and climate science into multi-stakeholder environmental negotiations. She served as co-facilitator for the California Coastal Commission-Poseidon Resources Independent Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP); and the South Dakota NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Research Competitiveness (EPSCoR). She co-authored this post hoc evaluation of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning efforts, and is currently working on a case study for a volume on Joint Fact-Finding. She has taught several negotiation and facilitation courses for a range of levels and backgrounds, from Masters students at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to agency staff at the National Marine Fisheries Service Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office. Meredith earned a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA from Wesleyan University.




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Articles and Video:

Creating Stable Agreements in Marine Policy (03/04/16)
Marine Protected Areas are frequently developed in consultation with the full range of stakeholders. Without proper process design, the agreements are not stable. This article details the challenges encountered in the stakeholder process to design Marine Protected Areas in Southern California.