Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Elevate LLC in Colorado recently held the 2nd Annual Elevate: Global Forum on Creating and Sustaining Special Places in Vail Colorado. Among the 30 speakers was the eminent horse breeder and land management pioneer Peter Andrews, OAM.
“While many people and organizations debate theories on land management Mr. Andrews is able to provide that most extraordinary of things – 30 years of proof that his techniques work,” says Connie Woodberry, leader of the Creating and Sustaining Special Places forums and regional development expert. “Central to the implementation of Mr. Andrew’s technique is the need for human beings to quit considering themselves as the pillagers of this planet. We are able to do more than create the latest technological apparatus, we can in fact take responsibility for our landscape and repair what has been damaged by our previous actions.”
Peter Andrews understanding of land restoration relies on the most basic of tools, the natural forces that form landscapes, gravity, the sun, hydrology and an understanding of biodiversity. The massive transformation of the many properties, which have employed his methods, is well documented in Australia and soon in the US.
“I am a practical farmer who does not belong to any particular movement or adhere to an academic premise but instead I have spent most of my 70 odd years observing the landscape and emulating, as closely as possible, what nature would do if unimpeded.” Mr. Andrews explained. “While we have the scientific evidence to prove the validity of these methods we need to move forward both with research to improve our understanding of what is happening in the landscape and with policy decisions based on evidence and actions, not bureaucratic handwringing.” Mr. Andrews continued with, “I see every day the results of people so afraid to make a mistake, so afraid to address the evidence in the landscape rather than break an ill conceived rule and I can tell you the results are not good, I see many examples in Australia but there are equally disturbing examples here in the US.”
The purpose of the Elevate: Global Forum on Creating and Sustaining Special Places was to bring together multi disciplinary place makers and special place caretakers such as Peter Andrews in order to ensure there is a source of information for better decision making concerning special places.
For more information about the Elevate Forum and Peter Andrews Contact: Constance Woodberry by calling 970 471 6455 or at constance(at)elevatesymposium(dot)com for interviews or further information. More information is available on the Elevate website at http://www.elevatesymposium.com.