While I am not a huge fan of NPR's Terry Gross and Fresh Air, I've always appreciated Jeff Nunberg, a linguist with a frequent column. This evening, he shares his insights on bad apples and their implications for lot--it might not be what you think.
In recent years, we have become obsessed with counting things, that somehow numbers will provide documentation of effort and impact, and ultimately improve what we do. Michael Power, a professor of accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has something to say about this faith in numbers.
Yesterday morning, the Legislative Council met regarding the proposed changes to the MFL. The Council voted to allow full consideration by the Assembly and Senate as a single bill. That is, instead of seven different changes moving through the legislative process, the changes will be combined into one.
When I know more about committee assignments and a bill number, I will post.
I received word today that the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council, the body that authorized the MFL study, will meet on May 4 to discuss, and I suppose, take action on the Special Committee's recommendations.
Time, location, and complete agenda have
Eli Sagor, University of Minnesota, recently posted on the Woodland Owner Network a summary of a peer-to-peer learning conference earlier this month. He outlined four directions that were important moving forward:
Proposed Legislative Changes to the MFL: Focus on Local Government
A recently completed Legislative Council Special Committee has recommended seven changes to the Managed Forest Law. This Forestry Fact (#107) reviews those changes with a focus on their potential implications for towns and counties.
Jon Breschak, the PhD student working with me, is a voracious reader of both academic works and more popular media interpretations of social science and networks. Consider this recent e-mail...
We had some excellent news on Friday. The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture funded our project, Identifying and engaging stakeholder networks toward sustainable, multi-sourced biomass production. The proposal summary is below. We anticipate starting the project either this summer or fall, but need additional clarification.
One of my students recommended this. Worth the ten minutes.