Table 4. Ecological branch indicators selected through the participatory approach to develop the holistic ecosystem health indicator for the Diablo Trust collaborative organization. The maximum points allocated are the estimated weighted points assigned to each category and nineteen indicators out of the total 1000 points. Each indicator may provide information related to the process, outcome, or context of the collaborative organization. The relevance of the indicators to the management goals was classified according to the Diablo Trust three-part holistic goal (Table 2).


  Maximum points allocated Type of indicator Relevance to management
Diablo Trust goal
Category and indicator Process Outcome Context
Vegetation 250
     Perennial grasses 28 x 2B, 3E, 3H
     Perennial forbs 28 x 2B, 3E, 3H
     Annual grasses 28 x 2B, 3E, 3H
     Annual forbs 28 x 2B, 3E, 3H
     Trees 28 x 2B, 3E, 3G, 3H
     Shrubs 28 x 2B, 3E, 3G, 3H
     Native species richness 38 x 3E, 3H
     Riparian vegetation 44 x 3E, 3H
Watershed health 240
     Water quality 50 x 2B, 3H
     Soil surface stability 50 x 2B, 3H
     Ground cover 48 x 2B, 3G, 3H
     Tree canopy cover 48 x 2B, 3G, 3H
     Riparian vegetation 44 x 3E, 3H
Soil quality 180
     Organic matter 98 x 2B, 3H
     Compaction 82 x 3H
Primary productivity 180
     Tree canopy cover 83.2 x 3E, 3G, 3H
     Aboveground net
     primary productivity
96.8 x 2B, 3E, 3H
Wildlife 150
     Pronghorn population 75 x 3E
     Mule deer population 75 x 3E