Examining the influence of positionality in evaluating collaborative progress in natural resource management: Reflections of an academic and a practitioner

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This paper presents a reflexive examination of how and why we, an academic and a practitioner, arrive at different evaluations of collaborative progress in natural resource management. We situate this examination in our long-standing involvement in designing, adaptively managing, and participating in the Uncompahgre Plateau collaborative forest restoration project in western Colorado, USA.