- Sherwins Working Group
- In 2009, CCP facilitated an independent community-based body of stakeholders that the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Inyo National Forest asked to develop a preferred alternative for trails, public access, and recreation facilities for implementation in the territory immediately to the south of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, best known simply as the Sherwins. Seventy-one people attended at least one of the 26 total meetings, with approximately 25 to 30 individuals making up the core Sherwins Working Group. These community members represented a broad spectrum of recreation, business, and agency interests in the Sherwins area and worked intensely and collaboratively to reach consensus on not only the winter and summer proposals, but also the accompanying framework document, preamble, and appendices. Collectively known as the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan, all participants unanimously supported and signed the document detailing their recommendations, and the Inyo National Forest implemented the plan with continued assistance from community members and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
- San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Implementation
- The State Legislature, at the behest of kayakers and other small boat users, passed a 2005 law establishing the San Francisco Bay Are Water Trail. With a plan and environmental analysis complete, the State Coastal Conservancy and the Water Trail Project Management Team launched the Water Trail with the guidance of an Advisory Committee of stakeholder interests and the public in June 2011. CCP helped the Conservancy design the decision-making and engagement process and to facilitate the initial public meetings. CCP has continued to facilitate quarterly implementation meetings and periodic subcommittee meetings. CCP provides strategic advice to the State Coastal Conservancy on working with stakeholders and managing conflict. CCP has also helped the Water Trail staff design a process to engage stakeholders around accessibility for people with disabilities to access the Water Trail.
- Stanislaus Recreation Stakeholders
- Starting in December 2002, CCP initially facilitated a small design team that then invited 150+ diverse recreation, homeowner, and environmental stakeholder representatives to a full-day working session. After the large group shared concerns and defined issues, it voted to proceed with a formal collaborative process named the Stanislaus Recreation Stakeholders (SRS). The group was a diverse, independent community group sought to enhance the quality of recreation opportunities in the Stanislaus National Forest. Focused on both motorized and non-motorized recreational issues, the primary goal of group was to minimize conflict between different forms of recreation and minimize the impact of all types of recreation on the environment. The group developed and submitted recommendations to the Forest Supervisor.
- Travel Management Focus Group Facilitation and Public Involvement
- In 2010, CCP worked with U.S. Forest Service Region 5 staff to engage interested stakeholders to help identify key issues and information needs to structure the roll-out of Subpart A of the Travel Management Rule. As part of this effort, CCP designed and facilitated a successful focus group for interested parties to provide constructive suggestions and input aimed to develop appropriate roll-out materials and information. In 2011, CCP prepared for and facilitated webinars for county officials and the public to learn about the Subpart A planning process.
- In 2004 CCP provided a wide range of service in support of a number of National Forests in their efforts to develop sustainable off-highway motorized vehicle routes that comply with the National Travel Management Rule, Subpart B. CCP began work with an assessment, and then CCP designed and delivered a 3-day training on public participation methods for all Forest Service public affairs staff and assorted inter-disciplinary team members. The workshop’s goals included helping participants develop a common understanding of the route designation process, to understand the concerns and desires of public stakeholders, to develop public involvement and collaboration strategies to be used by all forests, and to create an action plan to enable forests to achieve route designation goals. After the training, CCP worked with staff from national forests to prepare for and execute numerous extremely contentious public meetings.