The Potomac Highlands Watershed School 

Oh Deer! Environmental Forum

Stakeholder POV Input Form

We strongly suggest that you write your POV statements in a word processing program like Word or Notepad, save it, and then copy and paste into the form below! There are two reasons for this:

  • Sometimes forms fail when you submit them, and it is really not fun to lose your hard work. 

  • Your POV statement should be considered a working document that each group refines over time; you don't want to keep retyping your statement -- that's why you have a word processor!

  • If you have trouble with the form, you can email your POV to ci@cacaponinstitute.org

Oh Deer! Forum POV Input Form

School (choose one):               

Control code (from your teacher):                 

 

Your Stakeholder Group's Name (please try to make it interesting): 

 

 

Stakeholder Group (pick one):

       Homeowner

       Farmer

       Hunter

       Forester

       The Forest

       Insurance Company

       Animal Rights

       Other (describe your "other" group below)

 

Your Stakeholder POV Statement (see "POV tips" below).  If you are revising your POV, write REVISED at the top so we know.

 

 

Stakeholder POV Tips

A stakeholder is a person or a group with an interest in the success of an organization, project, or government action.  Every group has interests that are unique to them, and every stakeholder group has a right to be heard.  Your stakeholder “Point of View” statement should describe:

  • why you are important,

  • how the problem of too many deer (or related problems) affects you,

  • how the possible solutions affect you personally and maybe affect your livelihood,

  • what solutions and approaches your group would prefer. 

Think about these questions:

  • Will the solutions “cost” you in any demonstrable way?  What do you have to give up?

  • Will the solutions benefit you?

  • What could be done that would make your group more willing to participate?

  • How could the solutions be structured so your group would prosper as a result?

  • Could you be harmed by the process of reducing the deer herd to levels that would protect our forests?  How?

  • If deer population is not reduced, could you be so badly harmed that you might disappear?