A Model Strategy of Local Community-Based Environmental Management

Rustinsyah ., Muhammad Adib


Ecological changes in the slopes of Mount Kelud due to loss of crops and large trees can be dangerous to human life, such as landslides, floods, and higher temperatures in the residential village. Cold lava floods of 2008/2009, which occurred in the village of Besowo, carried large pieces of trees, damaging Damlak or water reservoirs located in the protected areas. Damlak damage caused decreased water quality due to exposure to landslides in the surrounding area. It awakens awareness the surrounding villagers to manage their environment. A qualitative research was done by collecting data from May to October 2013. "What is the local community-based environmental management to prevent and deal with disasters?" The study was conducted in the village of Besowo, a Kelud mountainside villages bordering forests and included within the Disaster Prone Areas. Strategy of community-based environmental management is done individually, jointly supported or not supported private and government institutions. Strategies to keep environmental management of Mount Kelud slope are a) by moving the farmers to plant woody plants in the area of people's coffee plantation supported the government through the plantation office, b) cooperation of in-forest community and Perhutani office c) empowering NGO Jangkar Kelud; d) holding a ritual to environmental sustainability; e) mutual aid and commissioning Jogotirto. The inhibiting factors are human bad behavior intentional and unintentional in treating the natural environment and diverse socio- economic conditions of rural communities.

Keywords: model, management, environment, local community, Mount Kelud slope

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