Leading engagement processes for complex decision-making for more than 40 years
With four decades of delivering effective stakeholder engagement, facilitation, and outreach, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has a demonstrated history of partnering with and supporting numerous public agencies. Our programs, techniques, and processes that focus on collaborative and equitable engagement strategies can be tailored to address a variety of issues associated with complex, environmental decision-making and planning.
PNNL’s interdisciplinary team with expertise in environmental assessments, social science, cultural resources management, tribal relations and communications, and public affairs offer a breadth of applied industry and professional experience. Our work incorporates tools, solutions, and strategies to meet the needs of project sponsors while integrating stakeholder input and values.
Cultural Resources and Tribal Engagement
Large projects can intersect with Tribal Nations in many ways, whether through policies or through overlapping geography. For decades, we have supported Federal agencies with Tribal consultation and compliance efforts to meet complex cultural resource requirements.
Comment Response Database
A web-based software solution for analyzing, sorting, tracking, summarizing, and responding to public comments. This tool streamlines the labor-intensive process of accepting and resolving public feedback and integrates comments into projects and programs. The tool is scalable, accommodating large volumes of public feedback. It has been used successfully to process tens of thousands of comments, shortening agency response time while facilitating consistency and assuring comments and concerns are captured and incorporated into the decision-making process and record.