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Retrospective on my job change one year later

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More than a year ago I made a very difficult decision to leave my employer of 13 years. I left behind security, stability — and family — in favor of a more dynamic environment closer to people served by the conservation district system. Now I’m working three hours away from… Read more »

A bittersweet visit with friends old and new

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This past week, I spent several days working on issues and opportunities with hundreds of other conservationists. We gather annually to collaborate and seek consensus. Sixteen years I’ve been doing this, and these past few years, I’ve been finding this meeting is becoming increasingly poignant and bittersweet. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Norm will always stand tall in my memory

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Ring ring, sounded the telphone. “Hello Tom, this is Norm McClure.” An hour later — possibly two — and I would likely have several pages of notes in hand after another in-depth conversation with Norm about conservation and range management. This phone call came every two to four weeks throughout the year… Read more »