Big Questions

I agree with the eight principles of an ecosystem service approach. It was early in my research and practitioner experience that I recognized that my situation as a farmer in the US Midwest could be considered parallel to forest aborigines in third world economies; we were both practitioners providing provisional ecosystem services to meet the world's demand within the context of an economic system that did not support the production of regulating ecosystem services.

Some concepts and terms that emerged in my work include ecocommerce, shared governance, strategic doing, symbiotic demand, landscape intelligence, disruptive conservation, and farm asset portfolio.