2013 Open Space Conference - Linda Dahl

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Just one of the presentations from the 2013 Open Space Conference on May 16 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco. More information about the day can be found here: http://openspacecouncil.org/community/conference.php

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2013 Open Space Conference - Linda Dahl

  1. 1. Breaking Boundaries,Working TogetherLinda Dahl, Director & General ManagerMay 16, 2013
  2. 2. Click to edit Master text stylesBig Rock RidgeWe manage some of the mostwondrous places on earth….2.
  3. 3. Click to edit Master text stylesAnd we are in this together….
  4. 4. Click to edit Master text stylesState Park’s water, then Marin MunicipalDistrict’s, then Marin County Parks’, thenPt. Reyes National Seashore’s…4.
  5. 5. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck….traits that drive success
  6. 6. Hearts and Smarts• Who goes into land conservation,and why…6.
  7. 7. • Understand missions & identifyobstacles• Increase effectiveness• Share data and resources• Prevent undermining effortsWhy Work Together?
  8. 8. Click to edit Master text stylesCollaboration forums – Bay AreaOpen Space Council, localpartners, create anew
  9. 9. Click to edit Master text stylesMarin Land Managers
  10. 10. Click to edit Master text stylesGather to build relationships that willsee you through the hardconversations.
  11. 11. IDENTIFY CONCERNS, GENERATE IDEAS, INVITECONVERSATION…• …listen, listen, talk, listen,create, refine…ACT!11.
  12. 12. Potential Pitfalls of Partnerships• Paralysis from analysis, or “piling on”• Guts required• Political Overload or Concerns12.
  13. 13. Click to edit Master text stylesA Story: Everglades EcosystemRestoration34 federal agencies, state,16 counties,public/private sector
  14. 14. Click to edit Master text stylesWRDA 2000Culmination of 4 years collaboration$8 billion authorized
  15. 15. Click to edit Master text stylesProcess StalledEleventh hour failures
  16. 16. Celebrate collaboration?• Or are there “Skunks at the“Garden Party”16.
  17. 17. Guts• Do we fail to “lean in”?17.
  18. 18. Click to edit Master text stylesAnotherStory….
  19. 19. • Rich natural resources with 27T&Es• No data• Fought the legislation• 55 entities with responsibility orauthority• Absolutely no coordinationTimucuan Ecological and historic preserve19.
  20. 20. Click to edit Master text stylesLuck…Make your luck!
  21. 21. Click to edit Master text stylesCall the meeting!Vow to work togetherCelebrate successes of working together!!22.
  22. 22. • Linda Dahl, Director and General Manager,Marin County Parks…(and open space district!)• Email: ldahl@marincounty.orgCONTACT ME FOR MORE…

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