Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:59 pm
I can't answer the question. I assume David Foster was trying to build a coalition of forest stakeholders so that the politicians would ultimately support legislative initiatives. I'm guessing.
Sure, no doubt- but, it is presented as a vision- and a vision is not a coalition. As one of the intellectual leaders in the natural resource world and as a huge fan of Henry David Thoreau, I'd think he'd be able to present a real vision- thinking out of the box, not something that would get approval by anybody but the gods. Thoreau didn't worry much about writing books that people would like - which is why in his lifetime he sold so few. Like Van Gough with his paintings.
That's not to say that I dislike W&W- it's pretty good- but it could have been even better.
What happens is that when you negotiate with some industries- they only pretend to go along- in reality, they'll continue to fight every progressive step. First, somebody must present a vision- then others do the negotiating.