EDITORIAL The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Who Want to Do Ecological Restoration Steven N. Handel e’re surrounded by do-gooders who write, lec- Habit 3. Celebrate Earth, Wind, and Fire. ture, post, and generally harangue us on how Nature is not static. Disturbance regimes vary in frequency, Wto be better people, partners, millionaires, and intensity, and duration. The past metrics for disturbances personal fitness champs. The New York Times even pub - will change in the future (see Habit 2). Episodic events lishes a weekly bestsellers listing of advice books. But what have enormous impact which can persist for decades. Yes, about us? What nuggets can move us from being merely I know you’ve lived in your town for five years and know it waterers of native plant seedlings to a movement that is well. Assume that the critical events happen every six years, playing its role in saving the world? What habits must be and you really don’t know at all what they will be. Do not ingrained to keep us moving towards this oft-cited goal? lose your sense of wonder over the impact of landslides, windstorms, and wildfires. Things may have been quiet in Habit 1.
Ecological Restoration – University of Wisconsin Press
Published: Aug 9, 2016