Forest Engineer & Woodlot Landscaper, Organic Farm, GreeneMeadow
"Behold my brothers and sisters, the Spring has come: the Earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the results of that love! Every seed has awakened and so has all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our have our being and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land." Tatnka Iyotake, Chief Sitting Bull, Lakota Holy Man and Elder.
"The biggest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution that has to start with each one of us." Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Workers.
I am 66 years old. My career includes 2 years as a dairy herdsman, 2 years as a reforestation worker, 10 years as a horse logger, 12 years as a construction engineer and surveyor, 18 years as a forest and watershed engineer. I have a BA in English, BS in Forest Engineering, and a M. Engr. in Environmental and Water Resource Systems. I have been a Catholic Worker since 1970, and a Biodynamic farmer since 1980, and a former Town of Niles Supervisor. Past president of the Owasco Lake Watershed Association. I am a NYS licensed professional engineer, with certifications as a Professional in Erosion, Sedimentation, and Stormwater Quality. I have made many presentations and have taught several courses to professional co-workers. When I was 21 years old, I hitch-hiked through Quebec, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, to the northern tip of Newfoundland to reach L'Anse aux Meadows. Because I work with Haflingers and Red Angus, I do not travel overnight.
Key research Interests: I am a field engineer, woodlot landscaper, and an organic farmer, not a researcher.
Adaptive resilience work should guide all future watershed modeling efforts, rather than the current practice of developing watershed models that guide watershed best management practices.