In 1997, RRC was contracted by the USDA Forest Service for a strategic planning project -- this was RRC's first public sector project. The results of that first Forest Service project were characterized as watershed by the group and formed the basis of all their subsequent annual meetings. RRC's positive impact led to a wide range of projects within the Forest Service, in all areas of the agency and with all leadership levels.
From the Forest Service, word of RRC spread to other natural resource agencies, both federal and state, including the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency and the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Many of these projects have concentrated in the natural resources, involving issues related to air quality, fire and fire effects, watershed restoration and maintenance, water quality, forest health, agriculture, climate change, contaminant cleanup and others.
Notably, this specialization in natural resource management includes projects on policy development like those for the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), for which RRC received commendation from the WRAP Co-Chairs; the landmark Forest and Watershed Health Plan for the State of New Mexico; and first-time Smoke Management Programs for the States of Wyoming and New Mexico, both of which included new regulations. Through these and other projects, RRC has earned a reputation for outstanding design and management of challenging decision-making processes that involve broad stakeholder participation and result in consensus-based products.
RRC also works with the leaders of these agencies to increase their effectiveness, strategic thinking, management of their teams, precision messaging and communication, and the development of innovative actions—in short, on providing exceptional leadership in their organizations and communities. RRC's background in natural resource issues and knowledge of the various agencies charged with this work makes for an exceptional resource in achieving the next level of leadership excellence.
"Rebecca was amazing; highly skilled at capturing the essence of complex ideas. She is energetic and a delight to work with!"
National Leadership Team,
US Forest Service