Advancing Collaboration in California

California Landscape Stewardship Network
January 2020
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This paper is a celebration of the many efforts the state has already undertaken to advance collaborative landscape stewardship. Innovative and forward-looking state efforts have inspired the California Landscape Stewardship Network (CA Network) to look ahead in partnership with the state, and explore ways we can work together to advance collaborative landscape scale approaches even further.

 

Parks, Public Lands and Waterways Policy Recommendations for California Governor Gavin Newsom

Resources Legacy Fund, Berkeley Institute for Parks, People & Biodiversity
January 2019
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This paper identifies priority actions that California Governor Gavin Newsom's Administration can take to protect our parks, public lands, and waterways for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

 

Capacity Building for Collaboration: Summary and Key Findings

California Landscape Stewardship Network
January 2019
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This document summarizes the key findings from a recently commissioned case study exploring barriers to and strategies for improving capacity for landscape-scale stewardship networks. This summary, prepared by the Steering Committee for the California Landscape Stewardship Network, includes direct excerpts from the case study as well as paraphrased findings.

 

Landscape-Scale Stewardship’s Ability to Achieve Policy Goals in “Recommendations to Protect California’s Parks, Public Lands and Waterways”

California Landscape Stewardship Network
January 2019
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A companion letter to the Resources Legacy Fund's policy recommendations to California Governor Gavin Newsom.

 

Funding & Legislation Working Group DRAFT Principles of Investment

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2019

Capacity Building for Collaboration: Additional Research Supporting the Case Study Findings

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2019
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This document provides examples of how two national reports support or add to the findings of the California Landscape Stewardship Network's Capacity Building for Collaboration case study.

 

Shifting the Regulatory Paradigm Toward Bold Immediate Action for a Resilient California

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2019
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Wildfire. Drought. Flooding. Species extinction. Climate change. California faces grave threats that require bold, immediate action. An essential part of any solution is to restore and proactively manage California’s lands and natural resources at a scale and pace sufficient to result in meaningful benefits.

The purpose of this paper is to help catalyze new conversations and strategies to reduce persistent barriers to environmental stewardship, conservation and restoration of California’s lands that are unintended consequences of essential environmental regulations. It summarizes and assesses key advances in addressing these barriers—including legislative and policy approaches as well as approaches based on coordination, collaboration, and trust building—and includes recommended next steps.

This white paper includes a problem statement, key findings (p. 3), assessment of recent efforts (p.3), models outside the field of conservation (p.17), and conclusions and recommended next steps (p.19).

 

 

Landscape Stewardship Conversation Starter Kit

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2019
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How many times have you heard someone say "we can't fundraise for stewardship?" If that's how we think about stewardship, that's how it will be. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.”

The goal of this Kit is to enable anyone who wants to prioritize, value, and fund the work of taking care of the land to change the narrative about stewardship. To move away from "it can't be funded" to "it is essential that we fund and prioritize it" while staying grounded in our values, impacts, and stories.

 

Capacity Building for Collaboration

California Landscape Stewardship Network
November 2018

Comments on Coastal Conservancy Draft Proposition 68 Guidelines

California Landscape Stewardship Network
November 2018