Our goal is to solicit broad participation from a cross-section of interests in a respectful atmosphere of mutual learning on topics related to the Forest Service and public lands policy.  We believe that ideas will be stronger and choices clearer if developed through such a multidisciplinary, multi-perspective dialogue.

We especially seek to share perspectives among practitioners, the public and the academic and science communities.

The blog is administered by:

Sharon Friedman, Ph.D., forest geneticist, Forest Service Retiree (2012); former Chair of both the Forest Policy Committee and Forest Science and Technology Board at the Society of American Foresters.