Okechukwu Ukaga Ukaga is the Executive Director of Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership, University of Minnesota. He is also an extension educator and associate professor of sustainable development with University of Minnesota Extension Service. He was previously Managing Director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development at Colorado State University and earlier worked at Penn State University and Florida A & M University. Ukaga has written and/or co-authored more than 50 publications including Renewing the Countryside (Minnesota 2001, co-edited) and Sustainable Development in Africa.Chris Maser Maser has spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology in forest, shrub steppe, sub-arctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings. He is an independent author as well as an international lecturer, facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and sustainable community development. He is also an international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices and has written over 260 publications, including authoring or co-authoring fifteen books, including: Planning for Sustainable Development (2000); Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape (2000); and The World is in My Garden: A Journey of Consciousness (2001).