Do you ever get that feeling that you have things to say, but it’s not getting to enough people? That is what turned me on to blogging. I enjoy speaking to large groups and sharing the stories of our family business, forest collaboration, forest restoration, cross laminated timber, legislation, and others, but something was missing. Those settings are great, and it allows you to connect with people. Unfortunately, every person in the audience whether it’s 30, 300, or 3,000 represents a number of other people with shared interests that aren’t in the room.
There have been many times where I wished there were someone else in that room to hear what was said. So, it’s because of this that I decided to talk to a wider audience on their terms and time frame. You see, once something is published, be it a blog post, a video, a podcast, or any other form of sharing, it sits out there for the world to see when they are ready for it.
For me, this is the first step in a larger process. I would like to see this develop into sharing video posts, but for now, it will be a weekly blog.
Some of the topics that I look to cover in upcoming blog posts are:
- Pace and Scale of forest restoration treatments
- What does it mean and why does it matter?
- Outdoor recreation and forest management
- There are more shared interests than you might think
- My National Forest Legislation
- National Conservation Areas
- The need for protection that isn’t all the way to Wilderness
- Cross Laminated Timber
- Why we need it to fix the forest
If there are topics that you would like to see covered that you don’t see here, please feel free to leave a comment with suggestions.
Since I’ve started this blog I have had all kinds of people reach out to me. It’s been an interesting process that is hard to predict once you start, but I can say this; when you start sharing your ideas, concepts, and thoughts on subjects you are knowledgeable about, people reach out and help feed your momentum. I am grateful for this platform because now I can reach so many more of you who may not be in the audience.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to a great 2017.