Our projects with the Bureau of Land Management has spanned decades and include the following accomplishments:
Developed community-based courses with the National Training Center of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its Partnership Series which was presented to over 60 communities and BLM district offices. We were the social ecology instructors to train participants about understanding and working with communities effectively by describing the informal systems of communication and support present in any community. List the courses: XXX. 1995-2002.
Instructor for BLM’s “Planning Concepts” course offered through the National Training Center which included a community section and was offered in 52 settings for community members and BLM district staff, 1997-2010.
Assisted BLM district office in several locations deal with intractable problems which could be alleviated by fostering strong community ties.
Yuma Field Office, how to absorb ½ million snowbirds each winter in Quartzite so that emergency and basic services were in place.
St. George Field Office, how to integrate new monument designations with community interests in order to optimize local benefits.
Phoenix Field Office, how to deal with urban encroachment into the southern Bradshaw Mountains, accommodating greater uses while protecting resource integrity.
Willamette and Siuslaw National Forests and the Salem and Eugene BLM Districts, resulting in “A Field Guide for the Social Ecology of the Willamette Valley,” 2002.
Prineville and Baker City offices of BLM, ten counties of Northeast Oregon, 2005.
Conducted a regional assessment of about two-thirds of the state of Washington, 2011 for the Spokane Field Office.
Signed a thirty-year licensing agreement with BLM to make use of our Human Geographic Mapping process, 2001-2032. About 15 BLM offices have made active use of this mapping system to integrate community and agency interests. We conducted several regional social assessments to identify citizen issues and opportunities, and to develop communication strategies, often in advance of formal planning efforts.