Institutional Resource Management Practices: A Case Study of CPSU Reservation
The study assessed the existing land resources, management practices and resource utilization of the Central Philippines State University reservation in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. It is a descriptive research that employed line-plot method for vegetation analysis; point counts, transect walk, cruising method, and mist netting for faunal assessment; secondary data analysis for processing of geospatial information and socio-economic profiles; and, interviews and focused group discussions for sourcing data on land management practices and resource utilization. Significant findings showed that the institution has a very vast area of 4,653 hectares land reservation. but the biological and physical resources therein are under threat because of the presence of settlers who compete for and misuse the land. As a developing institution, the university is expected to need more land area for expansion of physical plant facilities and enterprise development. It is therefore apparent that the university must efficiently use and manage the valuable resources granted by the government in order to become a self-sustaining institution that consistently provides quality instruction, research, extension and production and fosters growth and sustainable development within an ecologically balanced environment and an empowered community in the reservation.