Earth Day 2016 - Baba Brinkman
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of legendary treeplanting highballer and good friend to many of us Tristan Barrett, also known as ‘The Chief’.
March 20th is UN International Forest Day, a celebration of this world’s slow-flowing green fountains.
Dirk Brinkman kicked off the weekend’s events with his “Brilliant Minds” presentation, where he acknowledged planters as the “backbone” of a company that has evolved to meet many current challenges on the ecological landscape.
This carbon methodology can now also be more easily adopted by other jurisdictions, which will accelerate the flow of investment into forest health made possible by valuing living forests and stored carbon.
"Sure, we know a lot of things, but our knowledge of browse protection options is surprisingly limited so we called in some expert help.
Thanks to Timo Scheiber, Operations Manager, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. who answered our questions and gave us his educated opinion.
Timo is reluctant to call himself a subject matter expert, but because he’s worked for Brinkman’s for over 25 years and they’ve planted an impressive 1 billion+ trees around the planet, we’re happy to call Timo an expert and grateful to have him share his experience."
By Erik Brinkman
Brinkman is excited to be a co-founding partner of The Earth Partners Limited Partnership, a company that currently has projects under development to restore millions of acres of degraded and marginal lands across the USA and an amazing array of ecosystem restoration and bioenergy contracts in the pipeline.
By all accounts, Faraz Khodabandeh was a remarkable person, both a larger-than-life character and a respected up-and-coming leader in the Brinkman community. He thought deeply and cared deeply about the tree-planting experience and what it meant for the people involved, and he faithfully shared those thoughts with his friends and fellow planters, earning himself a reputation as a wilderness philosopher and modern Renaissance man. When Faraz’s life was tragically and prematurely cut short by a road accident on November 10th, 2013, the collective response was grief, but also action. Something about Faraz compelled his friends and family to take steps to preserve a lasting legacy for him.
By Zack Melanson
Tree-planters ‘get’ Pembans better than any other group I have met. Maybe it’s living in an isolated community, or maybe it’s just an understanding of what a hard day's work is all about, but planters ‘get’ Pembans.