To be the global model for sustainable and innovative ecological restoration. ​You may wonder what is a BHAG? It stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. James Collins and Jerry Porras created this term in their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. Basically, the idea is to set long term goals for the company, 10 to 30 years, and then do everything we can between now and then to achieve these goals.

Native Trees Go to Pennsylvania

This fall, Ecotone is delivering on a contract to supply 2,000 trees to the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership.  Perhaps stating the obvious, the goal of the partnership is to…


Arbor Day at Asbury Methodist Village

When construction fences went up and equipment was brought into Asbury Methodist Village, a retirement community in Montgomery County, Maryland, the residents, with diverse backgrounds in areas like engineering, design,…


Beaver, a new good restoration idea

I recently read a blog post by Seth Godin describing Led Zeppelin’s reflection on the audience’s reaction to the first live performance of Stairway to Heaven: “They were all bored…


Columbia Streams Get a Face Lift

The Chesapeake Bay was once so healthy that in 1608, Captain John Smith, the first European to explore its waters wrote, “that abundance of fish, lying so thick with their…



March 1, 2021 By Marty LeGrand We’re wading into Narnia on a bright fall day. It’s darker in here. And tangled. The water nearly reaches the tops of my muck…


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