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Published on November 27, 2007

Author: Herminia

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Joining the SFP:  Joining the SFP How to choose “opportunities” The Opportunity Dilemma Evaluating SFP as an opportunity Is this the one? Joining the SFP:  Joining the SFP Or, Why would Larry make the same mistake twice! Or, When the train comes by again, get on it (again)! Or, I’ve never met a partnership I didn’t like! Joining the SFP:  Joining the SFP Larry’s disclaimer – my biases: Optimist (this will work) Community-based conservation (local people know best) Strategic planning (I want a map) Accommodator (collaboration is good) Puzzle-solver (always a better way) The Opportunity Dilemma:  The Opportunity Dilemma First came Mathis: “Population grows exponentially, resources grow arithmetically” Then there were Neo-Malthusians: “No matter what’s happened so far—it’s still true” The Opportunity Dilemma:  The Opportunity Dilemma Then came Bureaucrat-Malthusians: “Opportunities grow exponentially, resources grow arithmetically” At last, Reality-bureaucrat-Malthusians: “Actually, resources shrink exponentially!” Joining the SFP:  Joining the SFP A plethora of opportunities! Join SFP? Join CEDD? Join a CESU? Buy more forestland? Get out of wood products? Invest in forest biotechnology? Buy a foreign campus? Join IFB? Go after an IGERT? Create ecotourism program? Join OTS? Write a strategic plan? Fire the basketball coach? Add human dimensions? Go into nanotechnology? Partner with Vet Med on wildlife disease? Take over environment education? Accept AID grant? Joining the SFP:  Joining the SFP A plethora of opportunities! Join SFP! Join CEDD! Join a CESU? Buy more forestland? Get out of wood products? Invest in forest biotechnology? Buy a foreign campus? Join IFB! Go after an IGERT? Create ecotourism program? Join OTS? Write a strategic plan? Fire the basketball coach? Add human dimensions! Go into nanotechnology? Partner with Vet Med on wildlife disease? Take over environment education! Accept AID grant? The Opportunity Dilemma:  The Opportunity Dilemma Formative Evaluation Questions: Truly important? Enhance national reputation? Use our uniqueness? Important to our clients? In the right company? Enhance our efficiency? Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP Truly important—general and NC State? Dominant concept in forestry All sectors involved Montreal “Criteria and Indicators” Broad societal concept UN Decade of Sustainability Fundamental concept (name may change, but ideas remain) Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 2. Enhance national reputation—general? Multi-disciplinary National and international topics At the (round)table Forestry as part of people’s lives Link missions (education, research, outreach) Funding from major sources, perhaps in large chunks Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 2. Enhance national reputation—NC State? University thrust in environmental sustainability Comprehensive forestry coverage Strong interdisciplinary programming Balance for strong industrial connections Provide international context Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 3. Use our uniqueness—general? Know how to manipulate land Extension connection to landowners Inherently private-public resources Long-lived crop requires strong conceptual basis Aspects are highly regional Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP Use our uniqueness—NC State? Strong industrial connection Vertically integrated (genes to products) Fred Cubbage Southern Center for Sustainable Forests Certified college forests Existing programs across missions International network via cooperatives Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 4. Important to our Clients—general? All clients are addressing sustainability Private landowners want sustainability Marketplace is pulling us along Federal/state agencies variously involved Community-based conservation wins Students want it Presidents want it Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 4. Important to our Clients—NC State? Forestry is key business Forestry wants franchise to operate Regional industrial cooperators concerned Private landowners actively manage forests Abundant “wildland urban interface” Leading environmental programs at university Provost wants it Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 5. In the Right Company—general? Leading members of all sectors Broad participation Stability of participants Broad geographical representation Complementary strengths Peer land-grant universities Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP In the Right Company—NC State? Some peers here (PSU, Minn, OSU, Cornell, Virginia Tech, Michigan State) Need more peers (Purdue, U. Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas A&M) Need strong soils, hardwood, protection, aquatics partners Need NGOs, industry, public partners Need international connections Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 6. Enhance efficiency—general? Collaborative programs across missions Attract new funding Build common, diverse experience base Economies of scale Student activities Landowner services Industrial training/education International programs Evaluating the SFP:  Evaluating the SFP 6. Enhance efficiency—NC State? Trade courses/curricula Joint seminars Eliminate distance-education obstacles Share multi-institutional projects Avoid redundant hiring Emphasize international regions (we want Latin America) Summary Evaluation of SFP:  Summary Evaluation of SFP Questions General NC State Truly important? Yes Yes Enhances reputation? Yes Yes Uses uniqueness? Yes Yes Important to clients? Yes Yes The right company? Yes Maybe Enhance efficiency? Maybe Maybe Summary Evaluation of SFP:  Summary Evaluation of SFP Should we have an SFP? YES Should NC State join? YES Will it work? PROBABLY Will it work for NC State? MAYBE Will NC State join? UP TO FRED …oops, sorry, the Chancellor is calling, gotta go…

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