vital.gifThrough our Vital Forests/Vital Communities (VFVC) initiative, we work in partnership with others to develop and implement strategies that promote the connection between a healthy forest-based economy, a healthy forest ecosystem and healthy communities.

We use this blog to keep you updated on all things related to the initiative. The blog authors:

Bernadine Joselyn
218-327-8728
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I have been working as Director of the Blandin Foundation’s Public Policy & Engagement Program since the fall of 2001, when I moved to Grand Rapids after completing a a second Masters Degree in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. I spent most of the decade before that living in working in Moscow, Russia, first as a diplomat and then as a foot soldier in the effort to help build civil society after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Becky LaPlantBecky LaPlant
218-327-8764
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My work in community, and at the Blandin Foundation, is guided by the wise words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” I recently completed a Masters at the Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I am a proud native of Grand Rapids – a bandwidth and natural resource rich community in Northern Minnesota.

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