THE DIABLO TRUST COMMUNITY THRIVES ON COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION.
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We strive to share information with our community and agency partners and beyond on various topics such as:
forest encroachment on rangelands
riparian zones and water quality
rangeland recreation and education
conflicting expectations among urban and rural publics about rural environment, asthetics and land use
- showing how a collaborative group can address and resolve controversial issues about range management
PAST COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS AND EVENTS HAVE INCLUDED:
- presentations to local, statewide and national groups;
- participation by members in on-going collaborative planning efforts (see Collaborators)
- development and implementation of a field based environmental education curriculum and subsequent educational video (see Education)
- invitations to performing, literary, and visual artists to the Diablo Trust area to interpret the land through their work (e.g., see Reflections of the Land)
- a meeting in the fall of 2004 with 60 members of the Garden Club of North America's Conservation and National Affairs & Legislation Committees for a day-long discussion on the challenges and opportunities of managing ranchland sustainability in the Southwest
- an annual campout during which members and prospective members enjoy some history and some music as well as conversation and good food
- receptivity to and encouragement of research and monitoring projects initiated by local universities
- hosting land tours for community members wanting to learn more about this landscape and its ecological, economic and political promises and problems
- table exhibits and presentations at community events
- Everyone is welcome to attend our land tours. Please see the calendar for a complete listing of events.