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Practicing Social Forestry


You've heard of lots of different approaches to forest management, but "social forestry?" 

There is such a thing; and it's about restoring connections between local communities and nearby forests that have been altered by the industrial approach to forestry. 

Tom Ward, a permaculture expert, is working on a book on social forestry, and will teach a workshop on it in Southern Oregon later this month.  He visits the studio to explain the approach.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.