May 27, 2012
I don't know yet. Probably everything, but my interests are in the woods for the most part. I just received by B.S. in Forestry in the Adirondacks, and am ready to investigate nature somewhere that's confronted with more intensive human interactions. I have not always been a scientist per se, but have always approached scientific ideas and natural settings with wonder. So far I am loving all the different types of trees that I was only able to look at pictures of, like the Sycamore and the Tulip poplar. Also looking forward to identifying mushrooms and other fungus in the area.
I'd love to connect to people who are connected to nature. This might create a deeper connection to nature, and strong relationships that are rooted in similar values. I also like to have something to do with my time that helps others or benefits causes I believe in.
I could much more easily come up with a place I would rather not save (cough* Las Vegas *cough). As for a place to save, that would be pointless to me, because the diversity of it all is what matters to me. With no spatial constraints, I guess I would say all habitat suitable for wolf populations. I just feel that wolves are up against it a lot in this world, and not that they have a particular easy time of it as it is. If it had to be restricted to a certain area, it would have to be an area with moderate diversity and a high level of patchiness. That way there would be enough individuals for potentially maintaining genetic integrity, and there would be some heterogeneity just for some interesting interactions, more edge-effect etc. I don't know the name of that place, yet. Zion National Park maybe?
Hey I'm Greg new to the area and eager to explore. Not associated directly with TNC but have worked alongside them before, and am currently working at the Conn Ag Experiment Station. Excited to meet some folks with similar interests.