Trouble in Tortuga! Simulation

Trouble in Tortuga! A Role-playing Simluation Game for Teaching Environmental Conflict Resolution written by Kirk Emerson, Hal Movius and Robert Merideth, Udall Center for Studies  in Public Policy, The University of Arizona, August 1999.

This simulation provides an opportunity to explore the substantive issues and complex dynamics involved in rangeland conflict and problem solving. It can be used in a variety of settings, be it in standard classrooms or community workshops scheduled during a 90 minute class (with prior homework) or a multi-day session. Seven roles are developed in addition to that of the facilitator with shared and confidential background information and instructions for each. The publication provides further background information and reflections on its use with actual stakeholders who took on different roles and enacted the simulation over a couple of days during a conference.