An Inspiring Example
At the risk of sounding like a broken record by starting out with “work in the forests in always inspiring……… (blah, blah, blah…)”, here is an story that we think is worth sharing. All around this region, country, continent, and planet there are terrific working examples of people using their creativity and opportunities to care for forests in ways that both rebuild forest health and provide well for the people involved. Because this is what we at Hyla Woods aim to do, we always have a sharp eye out for good examples. We study them and share them.
One of the best is close to home for us – The Nature Conservancy’s Ellsworth Forest, or Ellsworth Creek Preserve, in SW Washington. This recent piece in their magazine provided a good summary of their aims, progress, and challenges: http://www.nature.org/magazine/archives/beyond-the-timber-wars.xml
We have much to learn from their good work.