Monthly Archives: December 2018

Bear meat and longleaf planting

Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you. The guys at Reedy Creek got the bear. They cooked it up and invited me to try some. I thought I had tasted bear before, but since I could … Continue reading

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Wildfire & forestry – the long view

Wildfire is interesting, and images are compelling – brave men and women fighting an implacable foe, exciting machines and aircraft deployed in battle, human anguish, then resilience and rebuilding. What a narrative! Most of what we “know” is wrong Yet, … Continue reading

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Another year in the forest (2018)

Busiest year so far in my forests.  I am getting to do lots more of the things I want to do and the work is starting to be the way I hoped it would be.  I spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Leopold Landscapes

Aldo Leopold is a kind of patron saint for me. I was introduced to his writing when I was in 12th grade. Also important, I grew up near and in Leopold landscapes. Aldo Leopold got so much right. But in … Continue reading

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December longleaf planting

I Spent the day planting longleaf. Professional crews can six trees a minute. I worked all day and managed around 400, or about one per minute. I am a little worried that we will not get them all in the … Continue reading

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Availability bias

The price of gas is dropping like a rock. Some people say that it goes up faster than it comes down. That is not the experience of the past few days. The price has been dropping as I have been … Continue reading

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My notes from “Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict & Cooperation

My notes from “Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict & Cooperation I attended the above conference on November 28.  Below are notes. Water is critical. It grows our food, generates our energy, and ensures our prosperity. To address … Continue reading

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