Roots of Resilience, formerly the Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management (PNCHM) is the product of the collaborative effort of Managing Change Northwest, the Savory Institute, ranchers, farmers, university and extension educators, as well as other sustainability activists.
Holistic Management is a framework for making decisions that helps us to deal with the complexities of humans, the environment, and finances. It was developed by Allan Savory in the former Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe.
Decades ago as a young game agent, he made many insightful observations as to why the grasslands were deteriorating. He discovered that it was not too many animals causing the problem, but the ways in which they were managed. His studies led to the creation of the Holistic Management Decision Making Framework. He is a co-founder of the Savory Institute.
Roots of Resilience – The Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management promotes restoration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management. We work to:
- Heal the land by use of properly managed livestock to sequester carbon, improve watershed health, help farmers/ranchers be more successful and create healthier ecosystems.
- Provide consulting, offer facilitation services and teach how to create environmental, economic and social benefits
- Conduct research, facilitate development of sound policies, create market incentives and raise public awareness to promote successful large-scale change
Through this process, Roots of Resilience – PNCHM activities focus to build capacity, enhance profitability and improve the quality of life for the residents of the Pacific Northwest now and for future generations. In addition, farmers and ranchers can use Holistic Financial Planning to become more profitable so they can continue to stay on the land. Finally, the Holistic Management decision making framework guides people in creating the quality of life they desire.