Mark Moffett has invited me to step into this blog and offer what I can. If the conversation drifts toward the meaning and practice of hunting and other sustainable uses, my contributions won't likely embarrass me; where I delve into - and I will - things philosophic, economic, or post modern, please take my thoughts with a salt block.
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Renewable Resources where my work focusses on wetlands, conservation biology and sustainable use. Although I am southern born and raised, Canada is now home. I work locally as a garden variety academic for research and recreation, and I do things internationally through my IUCN position for research and recreation (Zimbabwe, Mexico, US, Botswana, South Africa, India).
The blog names "Lee" and "Foote" were taken so I snagged "prewar" as an obscure musical reference and to mislead people into thinking I am an 85-year old war veteran. There is great power in being misunderstood on one's own terms.
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