Working Landscapes Action Team

Action Team Co-Leads

  • Glenda Humiston, University of California, Office of the President
  • A.G. Kawamura, Solutions from the Land Dialogue


Action Teams are chartered to address shared regional priorities critical to advancing the triple bottom line--growth in the economy, improvement in environmental quality, and increased opportunity for all.

What are Working Landscapes?

California’s economy, people and environment are hugely dependent on working landscapes, which include farmland, ranches, forests, wetlands, mines, water bodies and other natural resource lands, both private and public.

Problem Statement

Working landscapes are undergoing major changes and there are not adequate tools or processes to address these changes. Lack of good data, smart policy, civic stewardship, access to capital, poor regulatory environment and effective collaboration threaten to inhibit the state’s ability to make effective management and regulatory decisions about working landscapes.

Goal Statement

Design and implement policy and programs that balance all potential values of working landscapes - reflecting true costs and benefits provided to both urban and rural communities, today and for future generations. Ensure that recommended policy and actions build upon the work of earlier initiatives and that all stakeholders are engaged.


To read more about the team’s activity, click on the Summit 2015 Progress Tracker. Check out the team’s accomplishments in 2012 and 2013-14, as well.

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