That’s the way to run a culture…

Neat story in the video…

Hard to imagine thinking that far ahead as busy as we all are these days.  In managing timberland as I did years ago, there was always planning for a rotation or more ahead (50+/- years), and I was always cognizant about future impacts to riparian zones and wildlife corridors.

Sadly though, my only forethought lately has been, here and there, girdling a suppressed tree a season or more in advance for firewood in a future primitive camp.

Watching that video though, it got me thinking about longterm conversation again.  Conservation being an ethic of wise use.  And not to be confused with preservation; so many folks (with good intentions) confuse the two.  Preservation is to keep something the same, not let it change — nature doesn’t work that way, and we as men are meant to be a part of nature…

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” — Aldo Leopold, US Forester and Conservationist, 1887-1948

About Christian Noble

Chris Noble is the founder of MasterWoodsman.com and Woodsmoke Camping Company. A Master Naturalist, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and has worked as a Registered Forester and Certified Burn Manager in several states. Chris is also a Wilderness First Responder and since the late 90’s has been “practicing primitive” skills and taking lessons from numerous Master Woodsmen throughout North America. An advocate for Conservation, teacher of Wilderness Living Skills, and happily married, he enjoys passing what he has learned thus far to others, especially his 2 children, Emerson and Duncan.

4 Responses to That’s the way to run a culture…

  1. tray@york.k12.sc.us'
    Tom Ray March 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    . . . . And we worry about when to rotate the tires on the car. . . now that’s what I call a proper maintenance plan!!!

  2. Chris March 7, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Yes sir!

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    birdkathe March 12, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Pretty story but not entirely true:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2013/oct/02/david-cameron-oxford-college-trees-myth

    Seems like the oaks were preserved for some nebulous future project not specifically this particular hall. The story does remind me of tales I’ve heard about Abinaki and other northern nations maintaining white birch stands for canoe construction. Although I think those only took a few decades to mature.

    • Chris March 12, 2014 at 8:26 am #

      Kinda a bummer to hear. Greatly appreciate the corrective update though. Thank you.

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