Table 5. Social 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 eighteen 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).


Category and indicator Maximum points Type of indicator Relevance to management
allocated Process Outcome Context Diablo Trust goal
Collaborative social outcomes 220
     Organizational capacity 44 x 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
     Impact on ranches 44 x 1A, 1E, 1F, 1G, 1H, 1I, all of 2
     Representation and group process 40.6 x 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
     Communication among participants 40.6 x 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
     Decision-making process 40.6 x 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
     Impact on resources 10.2 x all of 2 and 3
Economic stability 200
     Local unemployment rate 67.7 x 1F, 1H
     Farm and agricultural services
     industry in the area
67.7 x 1F, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C
     Economic status of ranches 64.6 x all of 2
Community strength 200
     Access to services 66.6 x 1D, IF, 1G, 1H, 1I
     Level of local participation 66.7 x 1B, 1E, 1F, 1H,
     Community satisfaction 66.7 x 1B, 1D, IF, 1G, 1H, 1I
Demographics 190
     Population trends 65.1 x 1H, 3F
     Ratio of urban to rural areas 65.1 x 1F, 1G, 1H
     Education level 59.8 1D, 1F
Income 190
     Per capita income 67 x 1F, 1H, 2A, 2B
     Income inequality 67 x 1F, 1H, 2A, 2B
     Retirement income 56 x 1F