In terms of visible outcomes : training of local people and NGOs in forest rights act, hopefully greater participation in the C&L effort.
Right now there is a tremendous distrust between the Forest officials and the local people, For instance, people do not allow the
Bhimashankar preserve to grow (right now, the dense forest cover is only around 5 sq km), for the fear the the boundaries of the protected
area will be redrawn. There is a clause in the Act for the first time, that talks about Community Forests.
Hopefully, if they can actually estalish such structures, then the local people will not view it with such distrust and will
participate in the efforts. Apart from this, livelihood generation, being able to handle the pilgrimage in a sustainable way. Setting up a process
by which the templ authorities agree to handle the tourism in a more sustainable way...setting up trash removal and recycling facilities, equipping
the temple complex with solar powered vehicles.