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Useful Skills

When taking action under the RMA it will be useful to know where to obtain information, how to locate the relevant law, and how to negotiate a favourable outcome to disputes.

Obtaining information

Good information is likely to be vital to effectively pursuing your environmental concerns. Relevant information can be obtained from a wide range of sources both public and private.

Locating the Law

If you are pursuing a serious issue under the RMA, you will need to have access to the relevant legal provisions and case law.

Locating resource management professionals

If you are pursuing a serious issue under the RMA, you may need to identify resource management professionals to assist you.

Negotiating a favourable outcome

If you have become involved in a process under the RMA, it may be possible to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement with the other parties involved, in order to avoid the need for a hearing.