Should Book on USFS Include a Chapter on Discrimination/Sexual Harassment?

Should Book on USFS Include a Chapter on Discrimination/Sexual Harassment?

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Fellow NCFP Bloggers,

As you may know, I am editing a book to be published by the Society of American Foresters, 193 Million Acres: Toward a Healthier and More Resilient US Forest Service. It’s a collection of essays by a wide range of observers that examine the state of the agency from a variety of viewpoints and propose solutions that would address challenges the agency faces.

Clearly, one of those challenges is discrimination and sexual harassment within the agency, the topic of much discussion on this blog over the last few weeks. I have two questions for you:

Should one or more chapters of the book be devoted to this complex and difficult topic?

And who might write such a chapter? It would take someone who can be dispassionate in describing the situation and proposing realistic actions the agency might take to address the issues. It would also take someone who can complete such an essay in the near future: the book is scheduled to be published in August, and I would need a draft in the next month or perhaps six weeks.

Feedback welcome!

If you like, contact me directly at SWilent@gmail.com. All communications will be held in confidence. — Steve Wilent

Superforest

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