The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Damage Assessment,
Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) works with all affected
interests—the public, the responsible party, and other trustee agencies—to
restore coastal and marine resources. Successful restoration depends on good
working relationships among the involved parties. These relationships are
sometimes formalized into partnership projects or defined programs.
Environmental Conflict Resolution
Negotiating conflicts arising from environmental incidents involves a range of
methods. Unlike traditional litigation, alternative negotiation - such as
facilitation, mediation, and conflict assessment - allows stakeholders to
reach agreement without judicial intervention. NOAA encourages you to learn
about Environmental Conflict Resolution as a cost
saving alternative to traditional conflict resolution.