CBPD has the opportunity to draw participants in through open, participatory processes.
In these meetings, participants began to envision how to connect agriculture, tourism, and habitat protection and provide economic incentives for landowners to participate in CBPD (Stroud pers.
As a whole, efforts to implement CBPD have been locally-administered, small-scale projects, which, with improved cooperation and communication, can serve as a model of regional collaboration.
The overriding factor determining landowners' decisions to participate in CBPD is perceived economic benefit, while financial restrictions (e.
The lack of a transition plan for this natural progression in management objectives could ultimately prohibit CBPD from reaching long-term goals of sustainability.
The strategy selected for CBPD is similar to the landscape-level ecoregion strategy of TNC.
One way CBPD managers might measure program success is to assess whether or not it meets the following broad tests (Clark 2002): Is the program ecologically sound?
At this juncture, the leading organizations in CBPD need to help participants establish common goals and develop cohesive, interdisciplinary strategies to evaluate progress toward achieving those goals.
Similarly, Global Environment Facility and other institutional investors should train "parasociologists" to support the management of local organizations and facilitate the decision-making process within CBPD.
Investing in organizational capacity and improving the relationships and coordination between participants in CBPD has several benefits.
The goal of this analysis is to assist CBPD participants in understanding the processes of problem orientation, social context mapping, and decision making.
An integrated, adaptive strategy will help CBPD succeed in securing habitat for endangered species and protecting water resources within the context of a sustainable socioeconomic system.