Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Spark Island and Spark Island Lighthouse. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The community is interested in the impact of the environment and general security brought about by the increased numbers of tourism in the area. Hence, the tourist will litter, take longer visiting hours or result in picnics, and further, the footpaths created by the visitors as they watch the lighthouse is the main concern. TCP is more interested in the generation of income, hence results in the conflict of the management of the resources among the various stakeholders including the BLM and TCMM. TCP wants to create a county park to accommodate more visitors. The local residents are worried about the expansion policy of the roads which might lead them to lose their properties in order for TCP to create wider roads. The locals are concerned about the decrease in their natural resources that include water and scarce land resources due to more private development.
Lack of trust from the stakeholders accompanied by poor communication skills are the main obstacles to solving the conflict to come up with a common ground. Lack of positive perception among the stakeholder’s acts as the hindrance this is brought about by poor writing and record-keeping skills as a result of poor communication and decision-making skills.
There is a lack of official communication from the authorities to the locals who suspect the county officials for lack of transparency. At one time the concern of devaluing their properties by DNS by creating a state natural area. Thus, the locals had sought the intervention of DNS but resulted in mistrust and mischief from the officials of the DNS, who went further without involving the locals to seek the ownership of the Island.
Mediation is a technique that can be applied where BLM will act as the mediator to help the parties to reach a compromise resolution of their dispute in that they will bridge the communication gap between the parties (Jane P. Mallor, 2013). The mediators remove the perceptions by clarifying the areas that stakeholders are in agreement and disagreement, this method is used in environmental disputes like the one facing Spark Island and .Spark Island where the local residents are much worried about the environmental impact brought by increased development and tourists