When I began learning and working with nature conservation, I was curious to find out whether my other skills in counselling, mediation and teaching would be of use and if so, what kind of role I would find myself in.
As my interactions with nature and people evolved, I found inspiration from the beautiful environments, the resourceful people and the mutual wellbeing benefits they gained in meaningful interaction with each other. I discovered that nature conservation involved mutual restoration of ourselves and our habitat. My work now largely involves training people to manage and lead others in green projects and in developing awareness, language and a deeper connection with ourselves, one another and with green environments.
The term that most usefully describes this field is Social Forestry.