INTELLIGENT COURAGE: Natural Resource Careers That Make a Difference

Author(s)

Fraidenburg, Michael E.

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2007

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

220

1-57524-287-7

C

$38

Description

Reviews

Intelligent Courage presents practical, wise, workable ideas to succeed in the real-world work environment of natural resource professionals. It is especially relevant for students nearing completion of their university education. Seasoned professionals tell career stories and analyze these as learning experiences. In doing so these distinguished professionals impart a good deal of the 'street smarts' they learned from their careers that can help any natural resource professional create the career they want.

"Fraidenburg's target audience is the early- to mid-career natural resource manager or scientist who, by definition, is vulnerable to coercion from more senior influences. His objective is to confer ground--level guidance to readers who wish to guard their professional integrity, but fear that doing so may elicit reprisal …Intelligent Courage is laced with sagacious advice, and natural resource professionals, aspiring and practicing alike would do well to heed its lessons." -- Daniel J. McGarvey, The Tributary, Vol. 31, No. 2, July 2007

"Written especially for students about to complete their university education and search for jobs in the field, Intelligent Courage offers the insights of a plethora of different experts and stresses the importance of self-determination, commitment to the cause, passion and enthusiasm for one's work. A highly practical guide packed with true tales, learning experiences analyzed and "day-in-the-life stories."--The Midwest Book Review, September 2007

"Fraidenburg (former executive director of the State of Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission) profiles eight men and women who have attained and thrived in high-level natural resource careers. Students nearing the end of university studies will learn from the likes of Gloria Flora (the former supervisor of Lewis and Clark National Forest who resisted pressure to allow large scale oil exploration), Tom Peterson (founder of the Center for Climate Strategies which advises governments on climate change management) and others how they worked their way up through creative means while continuing to champion their conservationist ethics."--Reference & Research Book News, September 2007

"This book is easy to read, and offers much to ponder about how we manage ourselves…It should certainly be in high school, college, and public libraries, accessible to anyone interested in environmental activism or planning to enter a public resource management field." -- Victoria Carchidi, Electronic Green Journal, Volume 1, Issue 28, 2009

"Fraidenburg conducted lengthy open-ended interviews with eight notable individuals from various organizations including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, universities, county government, and NGOs. …I felt that the experiences of these eight individuals widely encompass the careers of many successful natural resource professionals who have enhanced the quality of human life through dedication to resource conservation. By giving such a broad-based look at professional experiences, the book can be a useful teaching tool for undergraduate or graduate classes in natural resources, conservation, management, ethics, or leadership. These stories are true, honest, and inspirational, and can help focus the ideas and ideals of young professionals or refocus those of more advanced leaders. Powerful as stand-alone documents, these stories of intelligent courage ultimately gain strength by reminding the reader what this profession is really about." -- Paul Krausman, Ph.D., The Wildlife Professional, Winter 2009

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