Collaborative Leadership Virtual Workshop July 9, 2020
This event was the first in a developing series of workshops and trainings focused on building and advancing practitioners’ collaborative leadership skills. It focused on raising awareness around the features of collaborative leadership, including frameworks for working across jurisdictions and sectors, the role of networks, and the importance of interpersonal and technical skills in achieving effective collaboration.
Timeline of the recording:
- Welcome and Intros
- Opening Exercise (7:50)
- Overview and discussion of systems (11:05)
- Overview and discussion of complexity (1:01:30)
- Small group discussion and feedback (1:36:00)
- Overview and discussion of networks (1:48:55)
- Break (2:15:00)
- Overview and discussion of essential skills (2:25:40)
- Wrap-up and conclusion (3:30:30)
CA Landscape Stewardship Network Regional Roundtable: Highlights from around the State 7/27/20
California Landscape Stewardship Network participants gathered online to share updates and highlights from their regional work on July 27, 2020.
Conservation Leadership Capacity Building: a Landscape Study
Responding to a desire to work together to improve capacity for leadership in the field of conservation, three collaborating organizations, National Geographic Society (NGS), Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), and the Smithsonian Institution (SI; collectively referred to as the “Collaborators” in this report), commissioned a landscape study of capacity development initiatives focused on conservation leadership and available to early and mid-career professionals. The goals of the study were to understand what is currently available, identify needs and gaps, and inform the development of potential future initiatives.
Bay Area Lands, People, and Economy: A Snapshot Report of Green Stimulus Opportunities
TOGETHER Bay Area stands in partnership with government leaders to create transformational, enduring economic changes that effectively respond to the crises we face today. Green investments in infrastructure, public lands, natural resource management, and agricultural systems can retain tens of thousands of jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area, and support immediate-term jobs growth, while addressing climate change impacts, which many studies have shown would realize long-term cost savings and community resilience statewide.
TOGETHER Bay Area has conducted a simple, targeted survey of our 56 members to understand how our work currently contributes to the regional jobs market, and how retained, strategic investment in the state budget and a potential stimulus bond would support regional jobs growth, while providing multiple benefits to communities and the environment in the form of clean air, clean water, and access to nature.
Cutting Green Tape March 18 Agenda
Cutting the Green Tape
Web Café Roundtable Meeting Agenda
March 18, 2020
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Introduce CGT Initiative, including process and timeline, as one of Secretary Crowfoot’s 4 pillars in partnership with other state agencies. Provide input to develop specific recommendations and next steps to increase efficiencies for permitting restoration. Provide input to develop white paper that identifies actions and outcomes for increasing regulatory efficiencies for natural resource stewardship./details here.
Increasing Regulatory Efficiencies: Ideas for Discussion (pdf)
Discussion materials for the March 18, 2020 virtual roundtable
Cutting Green Tape White Paper Principles and Outcomes
The example principles and outcomes below are representative of the common language, goals, and metrics we’re beginning to develop for the Cutting Green Tape initiative white paper. As you consider the role of the white paper in accomplishing the following four goals, please review this language and think about what resonates with you; what is missing; and how would you add to these elements or revise them?
Potential Actions to Increase Efficiencies in Permitting Restoration (Excel)
Excel table of potential actions to increase efficiencies in restoration permitting
Transforming Environmental Restoration: Progress on the Cutting Green Tape Initiative
The Cutting Green Tape initiative accelerates the pace and scale of habitat restoration by streamlining and improving government processes. It is a longstanding priority for restoration and conservation communities that has become more important than ever amidst climate change and global biodiversity loss.
For decades, communities, conservation organizations, and public agencies have been stymied by barriers that slow or hinder beneficial restoration activities. In 2019, the California Landscape Stewardship Network and the Administration of Governor Gavin Newsom joined together to take action and reduce or eliminate these barriers. In October 2020, Governor Newsom elevated this priority, directing state agencies through Executive Order to “implement actions to increase the pace and scale of environmental restoration and land management efforts by streamlining the State's process to approve and facilitate these projects.”
The Cutting Green Tape initiative started by bringing together a wide range of agencies and practitioners through in-person workshops to identify challenges to restoration delivery and generate suggested improvements. This effort culminated in a report in November 2020 called Cutting Green Tape: Regulatory Efficiencies for a Resilient Environment, which outlined a set of Cutting Green Tape recommendations. In response, California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot issued an Implementation Memorandum in January 2021 that directed entities within the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to take immediate steps to cut green tape.
This report highlights progress in response to Secretary Crowfoot’s directives. It focuses on actions within CNRA and its boards, conservancies, commissions, councils, and departments to implement Cutting Green Tape, which are part of a broader set of improvements underway across other state agencies and nonstate governmental partners.