Whole Systems Sites

A Grand Synthesis

Imagine a response to these 160 million acres of forests
some intact but many overcrowded and stressed
where over the long run by design
catastrophe can be flipped into opportunity   

A grand synthesis needs to be designed
and put on the ground
Many parts are in place, 
Industry, knowledge, science
with the exception of a viable market
Yet all are separate, each happening
in a different place
We propose a new category entitled
Whole Systems Sites
where a grand synthesis can occur

A guiding metaphor appears

Assisting adaptation
collaboration with nature