We are joined today by Michael Hogan. Michael originally joined us way back in Episode 5 of our podcast. We asked Michael back for several reasons. With all the fires in the Western US, a lot of money is being invested in post-fire work and a lot of folks are needed to help with the clean up and restoration efforts. These folks often have varying degrees of understanding and ability to implement methods that can have a positive impact on forest health as we move forward.
In the Western U.S., Michael has often been the go-to guy for difficult and challenging restoration projects in the Western US. Michael's approach is not a formula, but rather a way of being that integrates the best scientific knowledge with the uniqueness of a oven location. His approach can really inform us regarding the integral elements of Dynamic Competence.
Now that Michael is mostly retired, our goal is to get him to really reflect on his incredible career, pulling our aspects that can help us get to effective long term goals for our forest health and gain insight in his integral perspectives.
In Episode 29, we explore the wide range of adaptive management approaches and Michael's focus on Immersive Adaptive Management. Most interestingly, we take a new look at the old Demming principle of Plan, Do Check, Act and how Immersive Adaptive Management actually engages this principal from a range of perspectives.
Michael's harvesting apples from a tree he planted 12 years ago. A lovely example of long term commitment!