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Capacity Building for Collaboration

California Landscape Stewardship Network
November 2018

C2 Webinar: CA Landscape Stewardship Network

National Park Service
October 2018
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The CA Landscape Stewardship Network envisions a California where everyone sees and embraces their role in caring for and sustaining the landscapes that are vital to our collective well-being; where we seek deep understanding and bold collaboration; and where we think, plan, and act beyond our individual boundaries to work at a pace and scale that meets and even exceeds our most pressing challenges. Join us to learn more about this new and inspiring network!

 

Comments on Wildlife Conservation Board Strategic Plan Update

California Landscape Stewardship Network
September 2018
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Comments and recommendations submitted by the California Landscape Stewardship Network to the California Wildlife Conservation Board regarding their 2014 Strategic Plan update.

 

Collaborative Conversation: Visitor Capacity, Congestion, and Visitor Experience in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Point Lobos State Park and Muir Woods National Monument

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2018
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In June 2018, staff from the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Tamalpais Lands Collaborative and Point Lobos gathered at Muir Woods National Monument for a conversation on visitor capacity, public access, and traffic management. Muir Woods recently eliminated a large percentage of road-side parking along the narrow entrance to the park and implemented a reservation system for parking after overcrowding and traffic in the monument came to an untenable level. In Lake Tahoe, managers are facing a similar situation on their roadways and recreation areas basin-wide, particularly in hot spot attractions such as Emerald Bay State Park. Point Lobos is experiencing similar challenges with managing increased visitor use.

As Lake Tahoe and Point Lobos explore solutions to its congestion and resource protection challenges, staff found it very valuable to learn from the approaches used at Muir Woods, including (1) how the Monument looked at capacity and its effect on visitor experience, (2) what infrastructure changes were made to meet the changed visitor management approach at the Monument, (3) how the public engagement process was designed, specifically its adaptability to community and political issues and the hiring of a dedicated individual, and (4) key lessons learned on the public rollout of the new system.

 

 

California Landscape Stewardship Network Vision and Core Principles

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2018

CA Network Funding and Legislation Working Group 2019 Work Plan

California Landscape Stewardship Network
2018

United States Withdrawal from UNESCO Implications for the Man and the Biosphere program

UNESCO
October 2017
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The Secretary of State has made the decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to the organization.

 

Implementing Landscape Scale Approaches to Resource Management

US Department of Interior
January 2017
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This chapter from the Department of Interior (DOI) Manual establishes policy and provides guidance to bureaus/offices on implementing landscape-level approaches to resource management. It highlights the need to meaningfully coordinate with diverse stakeholders, consider actions and implications at multiple scales, take integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to landscape management, and improving resilience by working at landscape scales. 

 

Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome

US Department of Interior
January 2017
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This chapter from the Department of Interior (DOI) Manual establishes Departmental policy in compliance with the Secretary’s Order 3336, Rangeland Fire Prevention, Management, and Restoration, and provides guidance to bureaus/offices for implementing measures to conserve and restore the integrity of the sagebrush biome, including greater sage-grouse habitat.

 

Assessing Stewardship Outcomes and Project Impact for the San Francisco Bay Area Conservation Program

Blue Earth Consultants
November 2016
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The overarching goal of the Bay Area conservation portfolio is to protect and preserve native habitat and species in the Bay Area. The Gordon and Better Moore Foundation promotes conservation and protection of Bay Area land and achieves its overarching goal through supporting projects throughout 10 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma. 

In September 2015, the foundation saw the value in an external evaluation that would seek to answer two difficult questions: assessing stewardship outcomes and variability for local lands protected with Moore Foundation funding, and determining the impact of enabling intervention funding. The foundation hired Blue Earth Consultants, LLC (Blue Earth) to conduct the evaluation. Blue Earth served as the prime contractor and led a multi-disciplinary team including sub-contractors Jenn Fox, Jodi M. McGraw (Jodi McGraw Consulting), and Stuart B. Weiss (Creekside Center for Earth Observation). The following report summary includes a synthesis of the evaluation results organized in four main sections: 1) an overview of the evaluation objectives, questions, and methods used throughout the evaluation; 2) a discussion of the overarching impact of the portfolio; 3) a synthesis of results regarding stewardship outcomes achieved by land protection grants; and 4) a synthesis of results regarding the impact of enabling intervention grants.

 

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