Group planning resulted in the following input from the attendees in relation to the WHOLE
of the community –
People, Money & Wealth, and Land:
People: Religious leaders; People living in town/out of town; School faculty and staff; on-ground resource managers; County Commissioners; Town Council; Town and County Attorney; the Elderly and Youth of the community; Law enforcement personnel; USFS/BLM personnel at all levels; those who would live here if they could; State government personnel- Game and Fish, DEQ, Farm Loan Board; Developers; snow birds; Business people; Service organizations; Recreationists; Hunters
Money & Wealth:
Education-Knowledge; Ambition; Culture; Rural livestock; Values; Tax Base; Local money – School; A willing person to learn; A willing person to work; Scenery; Wildlife – Clean Air and Water; Natural Resources; Minerals; Agriculture; Service Industry; Retirement money; Recreation- Hunting/Fishing/Tourism; Construction – Highway/ Rehabilitation; Room for Growth; Community infrastructure; Federal moneys – salaries, PILT; State moneys – Grants and Loans
Soil; Aesthetics – Views and Vistas; Clean Air and Water; Grass, Forbs, Shrubs, and Trees; Snow – Recreation (winter); Open space; Livestock and Wildlife and Fish; Hay, Legumes and Small Grains; Oil and Natural Gas (assessed at 100% of value makes up over 80% of Community’s assessed valuation); Hard and Soft Rock Minerals – Gold/Silver( mostly unavailable at present), Copper/Molybdenum – regulated by Federal Mining Regulations, Coal/Gravel – state and county regulated; Geologic/Paleontology – Finds and Exploration; Solar, Wind and Water Energy; Reservoirs – Recreation and Wildlife/Fish; Yellowstone spillover
The relationships of the Holistic Resource Management model are as follows:
The Vision Statement (for Quality of Life Values, Forms of Production and Future Resource Base) forms a GOAL. That GOAL reflects the what the community wants from our ecosystem, what the community needs to be generated from the ecosystem in order to bring about the Quality of Life Values sought by the community, and a description of the future landscape along with the four elements of the Ecosystem Processes (water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow, and succession) that sustain the Forms of Production, which in turn yields the Quality of Life Values in the community. The Ecosystem Processes – water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow and succession, describe what happens in the ecosystem. These terms can be defined for a small geographic unit (Greybull River Watershed) or a large geographic region (the Greater Yellowstone area). The GOAL of the MCD must be continuously realized and maintained on the basis of the four Ecosystem Processes.
People, Money and Wealth, and Land are used in conjunction with TOOLS – rest, fire, grazing, animal impact, living organisms, and technology in order to manage the resources of the MCD, and achieve and maintain the GOAL for the community. The Test for Sustainability and Management Guidelines are defined and used by the MCD to ensure the process, program or project is operating correctly, while proving to be sustaining in relation to the ecological, social and financial considerations of the community. The nature of holism is that any change among any one of the ecosystem processes affect the others, which requires the effort of the MCD to plan, monitor, control and replan.