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.
Mark Leach to speak at Ready, Set, Grow ... Winter Gardening Seminar.
Mark Leach will provide an ecological perspective on why wild plants grow where they grow.
12:45, Saturday, February 7, 2015
Conference Center - Room 103
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 West Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
There will be several speakers throughout the day, starting with Phil Pellitteri's talk on Wisconsin insects at 9:00 am.
This winter seminar is produced by Eau Claire Master Gardenrs and the Eau Claire County UW Cooperative Extension. For more information and registration click here (a new window will open the Eau Claire Area Master Gardeners website). There is a $35 fee.