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Daniel Dozier

I have worked with Richard on several important environmental policy dialogues. He is professional, prepared and most importantly, wise. For example, we worked together on convening a policy dialogue regarding whether a community would support applying for designating a local river as a Wild and Scenic river. Richard was extremely thoughtful as we prepared questions and discussed the issue with Stakeholders. Richard is a great listener as well as being an ethical and thoughtful person.

Gary Burnett

I worked with Richard Alper on building a network for community-based collaboration. Richard was most agreeable, and critical to organizing our working group. And as a participant, he offered insightful contributions to our tasks. It was a pleasure to work with Richard, and most productive.

Shayna Jones

Rich Alper has been a tremendous resource to our group in developing a local non-profit focused on watershed restoration. Rich has provided guidance and input on a diverse set of organizational topics, including Board/Staff relations, organizational bylaws, and board function and development, including helping us to establish and encourage active board committees and chairs. He has also been a wealth of information on strategic planning and a great resource assisting us in stakeholder outreach to build long-term relationships with key …

Heather Knight

Over the last three years I have worked closely with Rich Alper. Together we have co-created a program to build the collaborative capacity of members of the community based conservation efforts across seven Rocky Mountain states. This requires an understanding of natural resource issues and community context. Rich has been a key advisor and program partner. Rich is easy to work with, provides thoughtful questions, listens well, can skillfully synthesize complex information, comfortably guides critical conversations with care and inclusivity, …

Tom Dunne

Richard Alper is one of the real pros in the field of collaborative problem solving. His design and training expertise was essential in helping the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Maryland, get off the ground, and his facilitation services have helped several community groups turn their differences into joint problem-solving actions.

Mary Jacksteit

Our work together included land use, county policy and organizational disputes. Richard always brought passion for the work, attention to detail and process design, and genuine appreciation for the people we assisted. Needless to say, this made for quality projects that were fun to do.

Matthew McKinney, Ph.D.

I have known Richard for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with him on several initiatives to promote and support collaborative approaches to natural resources and environmental policy. He is passionate, thoughtful, effective, and easy to work with.