- December 7, 2009 at 2:33 am #41150Scott GParticipant
Who wants to post an announcement on RHFP, WH, and this site regarding the new DAPFI subforum? and…
It sounds as though there are multiple major topics that warrant concurrent work. I propose that we set up seperate subgroups for these and the working groups can interact with the main group.
Topics that seem to keep reoccurring are…
1) Structure of the group
2) Networking; web site, hardcopy newsletter, etc..
3) Marketing and exposure
5) Value adding & value recognition
Our numbers are small so I would anticipate most of us would be involved in more than one working group. I do, however, think it is imperative to have a seperate group lead for each topic/effort. Spreading the wealth as it were…
I’ll sleep on this and weigh in some more tommorow. You folks please do the same.
ScottDecember 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm #55871
I nominate Scott as the Chairman/President, Carl as the vice President or secretary.
I volunteer myself to head the value adding committee.
I think we should have an international rep. to seek the participation of our other practitioners located world wide. I nominate Simon Lenihan for that Committee head.
Here we go….December 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm #55889TaylorJohnsonParticipant
Jason this looks good to me, I would say that Tim Carrol could be the man for marketing and exposure. Taylor JohnsonDecember 7, 2009 at 7:47 pm #55891lancekParticipant
sounds good to me tooDecember 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm #55872
I will volunteer to post on the RH Front Porch.
Would someone like to author the text of the announcement? What should we say?
Thanks woodsmen,December 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm #55879Scott GParticipant
Why don’t you write it up. I am sure you will put a good face on it. First to volunteer means being first on the plate….December 7, 2009 at 11:08 pm #55873
I’ll do it but I want to run it by the core first. More later.December 8, 2009 at 1:39 am #55876Carl RussellModerator
I will work on Networking, and I’ll accept being nominated as Sec. not VP.
CarlDecember 8, 2009 at 1:44 am #55874
Here is what I have come up with so far, please edit or comment as you see fit.
Hello Rural Heritage Front Porch folks,
I’ve volunteered to introduce a fledgling international organization to the general draft animal community. This group is described in purpose and mission below.
This new effort has been developed to this point with the help of a core group of serious animal powered forestry folks that include: Jason Rutledge, Va., Carl Russell, VT, Scott Golden, CO., Simon Lenihan, UK., Jean Leo Dugast., France, Jason Cruse, NZ., Ian Snider, NC., Ben Sumner, Va.,add names fill in the blanks if you think it is appropriate).
We introduce this group to invite participation. We currently have several projects yet to be undertaken, but thought some of the general community of interest would like to be a part of it from the beginning. Anyone seriously interested is invited to visit http://www.draftanimalpower.com and go to the (fill in the blank page)
Let us know what you think. It is time to put all the minds, hands and hearts of animal powered forestry folks on the same page. We welcome your interest.
“Draft Animal Powered Forestry, International” (DAPFI)
“To promote the use of draft animal powered timber harvesting methods that support positive impact forest management”
1) “To improve opportunities for draft animal forestry practitioners to unite regionally, and internationally, to share information, work, markets, and advocacy.”
2) “To serve as a networking, clearinghouse and contact information for individuals and organizations involved in animal powered forestry throughout the world.”
3) ”To advance an ecological perspective of forest management, based on the use of draft animals, and other low impact/low input strategies.”
4) ”Work with researchers to study and publish ecological benefits of animal logging.”December 8, 2009 at 2:42 am #55887john plowdenParticipant
Nice work – I think either all or none of the dap behind the scenes group should be included –
JohnDecember 8, 2009 at 4:50 am #55892lancekParticipant
Hey jason you can add my name tim kendall brunswick mo and I think it looks good from hereDecember 8, 2009 at 11:23 am #55875
Carl, would you help with original list of folks on the private working group, I looked for it here but can’t find it.
I agree with John, everybody should be on the list, that’s why I put (fill in the blank) hoping someone would fill in the names, but I guess the secretary will do that now that we have asked him directly.
If everyone agrees with the post after we put all the names on it – we will put it out there.
thanks folksDecember 8, 2009 at 11:32 am #55888john plowdenParticipant
Thank you Jason – Looks like the first big snow is coming for Wed Thurs then cold cold for the weekend -Should help to move some wood on a cooperative harvest with 3 other woodsmen –
JohnDecember 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm #55877Carl RussellModerator
This is the list as I have it, Carl
Rick Alger-NH, Tim Carroll-(?), Cousin Jack (Ralph?)-UK, Gregg Caudell-WA, Jason Cruze-NZ(recent member), Jean-Leo Dugast-France(hasn’t joined DAP yet), Scott Golden-CO, Wes Gustafson-WA, Ben Harris-WY(never responded), Taylor Johnson-WI, Tim Kendall-MO, Simon Lenihan-UK, Jim Ostergard-ME, John Plowden-ME, Dan Rasmussen-MN, Jason Rutledge-VA, Carl Russell-VT, Ian Snider-NC(never responded), Ben Sumner-VA(never responded), Ronnie Tucker-TN(never responded).December 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm #55890TaylorJohnsonParticipant
Thanks for including me but I am in WI ,, GO PACK. Taylor Johnson
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