Wild Connections, Inc.
December 3, 2012
I ( John Chapman) wrote a review (as jappleseed) in the past and since that time have both lead additional field work on National Forest lands where the group accomplished restoration work on roads closed to adverse use and attended meetings to help plan for the future. Wild Connections remains committed to fostering sound ecosystem management, carrying out restoration work, and providing sound public comment on the future of the Pike National Forest and adjacent BLM and state and county lands. The members are professional in outlook and seek to achieve effective management through cooperative comment and action with these groups, not adversarial positioning. This group believes in both preservation and sound public use and enjoyment of these important lands.
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Wild Connections, Inc.
April 4, 2011
I have been associated with Wild Connections for a year, serving as Project Director for the group's rehabilitation projects on Forest Service areas. This is a small group with a big passion for sound landscape management and involvement of people with the land at its managing agencies. They focus on providing managment recommendations which are scientifically sound as to proper use, preservation, and restoration. They believe in not only commenting, but also in getting "into the trenches" with those who must manage the land and deal with a myriad of public pressures.
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The group's ability to meet with land managing agency staff and gain rapport in looking at land management and restoration from a sound scientific base.
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Help them get the word out to many potentially interested people along Colorado's Front Range as to the good work of this group and its reaching out to land managers to help them in their difficult work managing the public's land.
Professional with expertise in this field & Served as Project Director for Volunteer Days when volunteers worked to rehabilitate areas closed by the Forest Service to off-road vechicle use.