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Every year, tens of millions of people flood into national parks across our country.
During his senior year at Warnell—that time when you’re itching to get out on your own and get some real-world experience—a professor made Tim Lowrimore pause.
It all started with an undergraduate science class.
Conservation biology, to be specific. At the time, Karen Waldrop was working toward her associate degree at Florida State University when her professor said something to the class that would change the course of her education and her career.
For Cade Warner, forestry and family are synonymous.
“I grew up around foresters and around timberland and admired both. Forestry holds a special place in my heart,” said Warner, whose family has managed The Westervelt Company for almost 140 years. “We’re a family company and we operate like a family. We have a responsibility to take care of all our stakeholders–employees, customers, suppliers, community, environment and shareholders–and we take that responsibility seriously.
Professor Jack May was a man of his word, with a strong desire to connect people with education. “He really saw education as the answer—everybody deserves it,” says Marianne Causey, one of the former Warnell professor’s eight children. “And, they deserve equal and good education. And I appreciate that.”
At 5:30 a.m., the forest is dark and quiet.
Off in the distance, you can hear the rushing of a stream. Looking up, the leaves are barely visible against the slowly brightening sky. Stand still and you can begin to hear the murmur of the birds.
Their chatter starts slow, but soon the sky has turned a medium gray and their noises have cascaded up the mountain, surrounding you in a wave of song.
That means it’s time to go see what’s out there.
Let’s take hurricanes, for example.
We don’t know the exact paths they’ll take to crisscross the Southeast each year, but we can make an educated guess.
To do this, we’ll need a few things. Start with gathering the ages of the trees, the content of the soil, maybe even additional vegetation growing there. We can also get meteorological data for the region and detailed satellite images containing millions of pixels of data— even information from multispectral images.
Got it—now what?