10,000 Days in the Woods

10,000 Days in the Woods

by H Russell Richardson
10,000 Days in the Woods

10,000 Days in the Woods

by H Russell Richardson


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Book Description

Russ Richardson grew up in 1950s New England in an area straddling the Vermont-Massachusetts border. His story, which paints a vivid image of a New England landscape that no longer exists, begins at a time when most rural families were multigenerational and daily life was guided by centuries of weather lore and farming tradition.

Passionate about conservation since joining the Cub Scouts at age seven, Russ became a foot soldier in the environmental movement. Seeking a career in the out-of-doors, he left home at seventeen to pursue his forestry education in North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Montana in 1973, he planted trees in Idaho, worked for the Forest Service in Montana, and spent time logging in Washington and Vermont before finally obtaining his first job as professional Forester in 1976.

After a lifetime spent working in the woods, Russ has amassed a unique collection of experiences likely to never be duplicated. This first volume of 10,000 Days in the Woods covers stories from his childhood on the family farm until he returned to New England from Montana in late 1975.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798986796604
Publisher: Dragon Brook Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2022
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 719,920
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Russ Richardson was born and raised in rural western Massachusetts. A lifelong interest in nature and a passion for the out-of-doors led him to a degree in forestry from the University of Montana in 1973. He enjoyed a career spanning the Golden Age of American forestry and spent his life working, living, and playing in the woods.He worked as a consulting forester, managing woodland for private property owners, for over forty-five years. As a foot soldier in the environmental movement from its inception, he provided a sustained and independent voice on developing forest health and forest management issues. He is a licensed real estate broker and acquired expertise appraising forestland while implementing innovative forest management techniques on properties he managed. He is a prolific writer and has contributed to numerous books, research projects, and scientific publications. In a desire to spend more time working in the woods, Russ relocated to West Virginia from New England in 1989, bringing only his acquired experience and forestry credentials. Dedicated to the advancement of the forestry profession and peer education, he shared his acquired knowledge throughout his career, even with competitors.In 2018 he was inducted into the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame for his years of public outreach, landowner advocacy, and dedication to forest health.
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