THE DIABLO TRUST COMMUNITY THRIVES ON COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION.

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TOgether we work alongside the community on various topics such as:

  • ranch quality

  • forest encroachment on rangelands

  • riparian zones and water quality

  • rangeland recreation and education

  • eco-tourism

  • 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

Below is a list of some collaborators in the field and office fromPast and Present Projects with the Diablo Trust.

If you find your group is missing from the list, please contact us:

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.