Discipline, airline profits, and our three brains: This week's essay considers how we use our brains will determine if our culture makes a safe landing in the Land of Sustainability or not. Please read more on Mark Leach's blog.
Environmental programs and projects deal with complexity. The logic-model approach lends itself to an inclusive process that handily deals with complexity, while increasing the odds of success. This new e-book shows in detail--and with many examples--how you can put the logic model approach to work.
Harnessing the Power of Logic Models for Successful Environmental Programs
By Marian Farrior and Mark K. Leach.
Positive change needs a planning process that works. This new e-book reveals how you and your organizations can create better plans, build evaluation into your programs, and write better grant proposals.
ISBN 978193962403 1
Positive Participation with Nature: Ecological Restoration in Wisconsin,
by Mark K. Leach
E-book on disk.
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The Nineteenth Century Flora of Dane County, Wisconsin: A Twenty-First Century Update by Mark K. Leach and Alexandra Zelles
This flora will be of interest to botanists, conservationists, and ecological restorationists. It provides evidence that over 1400 species of plants (including mosses) and lichens were growing in Dane County during Wisconsin's first few decades of statehood. Each species entry is annotated. The introduction includes an historical and ecological overview.
The e-book is published as an interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader. 2.6 MB.
"Songs from the Field: Farming and the Future of Birds" Bill Hogseth at Learners' Lounge
Bill Hogseth is a conservation biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has become our regional expert on the conservation of grassland birds. His talk will focus on how grazing practices could help several of the upper Midwest's declining bird species.
You may recognize Bill from his short video in "Positive Participation with Nature" on the evolutionary significance of protecting and restoring native grasslands.
Thursday, November 13, 6:30 pm.
The Raw Deal
603 South Broadway
715 231 3255
The Raw Deal is now making its own
Real Deal beer. Good stuff. For more information: raw deal-wi.com and see their Events pages.
Webinar series on the Fundamentals of Ecology is postponed
Mark Leach is offering free webinars, basically an introductory course in ecology for the public. Leach says, "Those who enjoyed my 'science in taverns' series have been asking for more. Webinars are a way I can help meet your learning needs."