As a brief followup to our Wood for Haiti blogs, here is a satellite image perspective direct from the NASA Earth Observatory that provides a compelling story of the effects of fire on western forests. The trick is, fire is generally healthy - to a point. Wood for Haiti's argument for harvest of some beetle-killed wood in Montana and Idaho is one designed to keep the level of western forest wildfire to a healthy level. 1989 2011Previous related posts:Wood for HaitiHow beetle-killed wood from Western forests may be the key to rebuilding Haiti.What if We Could Rebuild Haiti?The serendipitous story of how Wood for Haiti was createdBeetle-killed Forest: Why Harvesting May be the Best OptionHow Wood for Haiti proposes to improve western forests while aiding Haiti.Wood for Haiti Embodies the Spirit of ChristmasGreat Idea, Great Need, Great Story, Great Time to Give
Amos Eno is the president of the Resources First Foundation and project director of the Private Landowner Network. This blog will help you understand why we do what we do and inform you of the current happenings in our focus area.
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Amos S. Eno has worked in conservation for over 38 years on international, national and state levels. He began his career early in the 70’s working for Nat Reed in the Office of the Secretary of Interior. Subsequently he worked in the Office of Endangered Species, USFWS, and as head of National Audubon Society’s wildlife office in Washington, DC. He developed the programs of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation from inception and served as Executive Director for 11 years. While with the New England Forestry Foundation he led the team completing the 2 largest forestry conservation easements in the U.S. totaling 1.1 million acres. He has travelled around the world, and spent three years in Africa which provided seminal instruction on the importance of private lands as the key to 21st century conservation strategies.