Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning is an adaptation of the Open Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations. The language of the OS have been translated into simpler terms, a colour coding system adopted and a flow chart of how all…

Operationalizing the Open Standards (Stewart 2017)

This is an excellent guide that explains how to use Open Standards’ supporting systems, Miradi and Miradi Share, to manage project information. In particular, it provides guidance on using Miradi and Miradi Share for work planning, budgeting, and reporting across…

Workplans and Budgets (WWF 2007)

Description: This is a good overview of work planning and budgeting in general. However, it is a bit dated and could use more explicit text to tie it to results chains and earlier steps in the OS process. The examples…

Spinifex Healthy Country Plan Review

In the southeastern corner of Western Australia, the Spinifex Rangers have reviewed their progress and overall plan for the third time, adjusting of the objectives, indicators, and activities contained in the plan as needed. Developed in 2015, the Spinifex Healthy…

Full-cycle adaptive management in Australia’s arid rangelands

Boolcoomatta is a conservation reserve that has been managed by Bush Heritage Australia for 10 years, during which time the management plan has cycled through three major adaptations based on analysis of implementation and results. Highly commended in the Case…

CAP Excel workbooks

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a well-spring of the Open Standards, and was codified in an online CAP Excel workbook. Here we give access to both the original and an updated version of the CAP Excel workbook, which can now…