Community Dynamics “Collaboration leading to Synergism” Prepared for Holistic Management International Webinar August 10, 2012 Bill Burrows, Coordinator Sunflower Coordinated Resource Management Plan (CRMP) Burrows Ranch, Incorporated 12250 Colyear springs Road Red Bluff, CA 96080 TEL: 530-529-1535 Email: Sunflowercrmp@hughes.net www. Sunflowercrmp.com“Dedicated to the Social, Financial, and Environmental Enhancement of our Communities”
The Process Begins With a “Need”• Financial• Environmental• Community• Education• Training• Catastrophic EventNOTE: Usually all of the above! “Complexity Leads to Stability”
Developing Your Collaboration TeamBuilding trust with all interested parties – Landowners,Agencies, Environmentalists, Local community members andthose who may be affected.Encourage the group to build the goal and agenda aroundthe “need”.Develop an “Adaptive Management Team” to direct theactivities. “Dance” with the people who want to “dance”!
Develop Partners Bureau of Land Management US Forest Service US Fish & Wildlife Service Natural Resource Conservation Service California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection California Department of Fish and Game UC Cooperative Extension The Wilderness Society Humboldt and Chico State Universities University of California, Davis Shasta Community College Tehama County Resource Conservation District Cottonwood Creek Watershed Group 100 landowners within SCRMP boundriesSupport grants from Title II, RAC, USFS, BLM, Chico State Foundation, NRCS, and SARE
Must Begin with a GoalOur “goal” was and is: MISSION STATEMENT…TO ENHANCE 33,000 ACRES (NOW 80,000 AC) OF CHAPARRAL BELT LAND AND ASSOCIATED AREAS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE LAND MORE PRODUCTIVE AND SAFE FOR THE SOCIAL, FINANCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS OF THE TEMPORARY STEWARDS OF THE LAND.
Use the Testing Guidelines Often!1.Cause and Effect2.Weak Link (social, biological, financial)3.Marginal Reaction4.Gross Profit Analysis5.Energy/Wealth Source and Use6.Sustainability7.Society and Culture
Coyote Up – Adapt or Die If you can’t change it, Adapt to it! Make it Work for You!
Example: Results of Feedback Loop –large mob of goats and hair sheep to financially sustain our mission. (Play Stewardship Video)
Example of Agency group satisfyingtheir “need” for a Northern California Safety and Equipment Training Workshop – (Cal-Fire) ___________
Example: Work with Universities to support research and students RED-LEGGED FROG RESEARCH – (ENDANGERED SPECIES) ___________
SummaryUse your Holistic Management skills todevelop collaboration leading to synergism– where the sum results are greater thanthe addition of the parts. COYOTE –UP! - JUST DO IT! “Dedicated to the Social, Financial, and Environmental Enhancement of our Communities”