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Coordinated Resource Management, or CRM as it is commonly called, is a voluntary process which allows local people to provide input in making and implementing resource management decisions. CRM brings all affected interests (private landowners, federal, local, and state agencies, interests groups, and other specialists) together to set common goals and resolve resource issues as a team. CRM is working out solutions with local people to do what is best to meet the needs of all. Nationwide, CRM has been successful in addressing a number of controversial management issues, such as livestock grazing, wildlife habitat, fisheries, water quality, endangered species, wetlands, mine reclamation, forestry and timber, and many other issues. In addition, CRM has benefitted local communities in achieving cultural, social, and economic goals. Schools, hospitals, fire departments, and other local entities have also used the CRM process. CRM achieves individual and group ownership and support for the plan and its implementation.