Blog Home > A Bottom-Up Approach with Bottom-Line Benefits A Bottom-Up Approach with Bottom-Line BenefitsBy: Amos S. EnoPosted on:09/16/2011How are we doing? Today’s working landscapes (farms, ranches and non-industrial forest lands) provide our nation with the world’s most productive breadbasket, the nation’s largest repositories of biodiversity, and abundant/regenerating forests, which provide bountiful supplies of wood, fiber, fuel, recreation, and clean water, as well as carbon capture. Empowering stewardship and investment in our rural infrastructure through the Resources First online marketplaces empowers our private landowners and makes for a healthier, wealthier America. RFF’s projects are built to solve one of the more important problems of our lifetime - how to maintain the productive capacity and ecological quality of our land and waters. PLN and our state conservation centers are working well, attracting more visitors every year and creating a constituency of empowered customers.We Want to Be the Best; We Need Your HelpIn this time of a struggling economy, vanishing public budgets, climate stress and other problems, we are proud that we can offer a free service to farmers, ranchers, forest land owners, and others who work everyday to “keep working lands working.” However, we want to be even better, so we need to hear from you.It’s only natural, given the internet medium in which we operate, that we take advantage of some of the clever, amazing, and - yes - free online tools that are available to us in seeking feedback from our customers. In that spirit, we have set up our first “Survey Monkey” online poll.Short and EasyOur survey is a grand total of 6 questions that will take you all of 2 to 3 minutes! Please take a moment to TAKE THE SURVEY and give us the benefit of your thoughts and honest assessment of what works and what could be better. We promise, we’ll listen. In the interest of keeping those lines of communication open, our newsletter will now go out to our subscribers on a monthly basis. Thanks to our readers, for all that you do! Add a Comment Name: E-Mail (will not be published) Add your Comment: About the Author Amos Eno is the president of the Resources First Foundation and project director of the Private Landowner Network.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. Read more about Amos. 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.