Why a Helicopter

Why a Helicopter Or
A History of Natural Resource Management

Student’s goal: to explain how changing views about nature over the last 150 years have lead to a situation where the low-impact nature of helicopter logging, despite its expense, is sometimes preferable to traditional skidder or cable yarder logging systems.

A rationale that you should, under no circumstances, ever hear: that the student’s desire to add a helicopter to their stable of machines is as a result of the helicopter being MORE EFFICIENT.

EVALUATORS: Please fill in the name of the PRESENTER in the NAME BOX BELOW

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  1. Content: How well did the student achieve their goal? Are you left with an understanding of why a timber company wants to borrow your cash to buy a helicopter?*
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  1. Words to listen for: Gifford Pinchot (he’s the Conservationist); John Muir (he’s the Preservationist); circumvent lawsuits; fringe groups; exploitation; abuse; natural resource management; low impact; middle ground; clear cut.

    Were the above-listed words evident in the student’s presentation?*
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  1. Presentation: We have worked on all of the following techniques of public speaking and all should be evident in their presentations: eye contact; appropriate volume; hands out of pockets; orientation (are they facing you?); lack of filler words (“uh” “um” or “like”); no gum; lack of awkward pauses or obvious stalling for time. How did they do? From the list above, please circle where the problem was, if indeed there was one.*
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  1. Differentiation: How well did the student differentiate their presentation from others with the same content? How creative was their presentation? How interesting or enjoyable was their presentation?*
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  1. Overall: Assuming that you are looking for a safe and profitable place to park your cash, and based on this student’s singular presentation, how comfortable would you be parking $500,000 with this person? Does this person project confidence and mastery of the content? *
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  1. Comments?


  1. Evaluator's Name*





CSB in the School of BIS
School of Business, Innovation and Science
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