Britt stepped into the field of sustainable forestry in the mid 1970s out of the deep desire to heal that which man was destroying: the natural forest and its abundance of resources.
After graduating with a Masters degree in Forest Management and Economics from Virginia Tech, Britt designed and engineered the nationally recognized and industry standard data collection and calculation software program used for over 30 years within the forestry industry. More than his 40,000 hours of active forest observation and management in this 30-year career is his passion and ardor for fostering healthy forest ecosystems and balanced management practices for landowner’s economic goals.
He has conducted workshop for landowners and organizations on forest economics, sustainable forestry, land protection & management, and agroforestry for over three decades.
“To care for things that are alive, you must be involved, and have the clarity of, and confidence of, [that forest’s] history. Experience and study provides the understanding of what actions are needed to guide your caring actions and influence your desired outcome. Focused involvement and ‘listening’ to history provides the answers you seek to the question; “What do I do to care for this place?” The only way to care for a living thing in the long-term successfully is to use adaptive management with focused intent and surfing the change. To change things in a direction that I/you think is restorative, good, healthy, and positive you need well-intended finesse gathered from the subtle teachings of how the forest works. If you shove, you get shoved back, and worse. That is the First-rule-of-play with Mother.”