Can We Plan for Large-Scale Ecosystem Changes?
This slide show was presented to the Shining Mountains Group of the Colorado Mountain Club in Estes Park Colorado, on November 10, 2007.
The slide show was presented by George Wooten of Twisp, Washington. George is a botanist and biochemist.
The take-home message of this presentation is that large-scale ecosystem changes are inevitable. Society needs to adapt to these changes appropriately. Now is the time for Western Civilization to make a truce and begin a partnership with nature, and stop the rash and futile silliness of trying to fight global catastrophe with the blunt instruments of broad-scale pesticides.
Non-toxic alternatives to beetle epidemics are effective tools for managers to consider. Some of these tools are presented here, including an emphasis on education.