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|Years=      1977-1979
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|yearservicestarted=      1977
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|Site=        Cuenca
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|Sector=     Forest Engineer/Exotic Species Trials/Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago Provinces
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READ ME: I worked with another volunteer (Albert B. Kopf) on a 8 year old exotic tree species project centered in Cuenca, Ecuador and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Peace Corps. We, researched seed stock, procured seed from around the world, managed the nursery growth of potted tree seedlings, planted new plots, and measured up to 8-year old tree plots in a project to research alternative tree species that could be used to help commercially reforest the very deforested Andes Mountains of the southern sierra and serve as alternative tree species to the two principal commercial tree species grown in the tropical world (i.e.,''pinus radiata'' and ''eucalyptus globulus''). We supervised up to 15 man crews in this reforestation project in southern sierra of Andes Mountains in Ecuador. We continued the R&D of this 8-year ongoing exotic and native tree species experimental plots in various climates through mountains and into foothills of the Amazon Basin in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago. We published 2 non-refereed final reports to the cooperating and interactive agencies (i.e. USAID, FAO, CARE, Host-country development agencies). We also worked to access funds through grants for community projects such as nurseries, potable water, and bridge construction in the pueblos surrounding the metropolitan Cuenca area.
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==Description of Service==
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D. Phil Turnipseed and Albert B. Kopf continued work on an 8-year old exotic tree species trials project centered in Cuenca, Ecuador and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Peace Corps and several key host-country agencies. The main project activities involved:
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1. researching exotic tree species and seed stock;
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2. procuring seed from sources around the world;
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3. managing the nursery growth of potted tree seedlings;
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4. planting new plots in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar and Morona Santiago; and
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5. measuring new exotic species plots and also 8-10 year old tree plots;
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The principal objectives of the project were to research, identify, and establish alternative tree species that could be used to help commercially reforest the Andes Mountains of the southern sierra of Ecuador. The two principal commercial tree species grown in Ecuador and the tropical world at that time were pinus radiata and eucalyptus globulus. The project leaders supervised up to 15 man crews in this reforestation project. In addition to researching and initiating new exotic tree species trials, Mr. Kopf and Mr. Turnipseed also worked on the continued research and development of an 8-year old ongoing exotic and native tree species experimental trials project established in various climates from the coastal foothills into the principal Andean sierra to the foothills of the Amazon Basin in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago. During the course of over two years of research, 2 non-refereed administrative reports were published principally for the cooperating and interactive agencies (i.e. USAID, FAO, CARE, Host-country development agencies).  
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Secondary activities of the project involved accessing funds through grants for community projects such as nurseries, potable water, and bridge construction in the pueblos surrounding the metropolitan Cuenca (Azuay Province )area.
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Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1979, La Suma de la Fase II de los Ensayos Exoticos
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==Lessons Learned==
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    en las Provincias del Azuay, Canar, y Morona Santiago (1976-1979), CREA/U.S.
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    Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report,
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    October 1979.
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Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1978, La Conclusion de los Datos del Cuerpo de Paz de
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==About D. Phil Turnipseed Today ==
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    las Especies Exoticas en las Provincias del Azuay y Canar:  Los Ensayos de la Fase I
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      (1968-1978), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca,
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    Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, November 1978.
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==Bibliography==
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* Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1979, ''La Suma de la Fase II de los Ensayos Exoticos en las Provincias del Azuay, Canar, y Morona Santiago (1976-1979)'', CREA/U.S. Peace Corps. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, October 1979.
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* Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1978, ''La Conclusion de los Datos del Cuerpo de Paz de las Especies Exoticas en las Provincias del Azuay y Canar: Los Ensayos de la Fase I (1968-1978)'', CREA/U.S. Peace Corps. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, November 1978.

Latest revision as of 04:45, 12 March 2009



David Phil Turnipseed
Flag of Ecuador.svg
Country Ecuador
Years: 1977-1979
Site(s) Cuenca
Region(s) Azuay
Program(s) Environment
Assignment(s) Forestrywarning.png"Forestry" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property. ,Forest Engineer/Exotic Species Trialswarning.png"Forest Engineer/Exotic Species Trials" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
David Turnipseed started in Ecuador 1977
Wendell Blubaum, Richard G. Bryant, Philip Hernick, Donald Kelly, Denice Jones Turnipseed Kopf, Dave Schweidenback, D. Phil Turnipseed
Region: Azuay
Brian Bennett, Ralph Blessing, James Hoffman, Denice Jones Turnipseed Kopf, Stan Laser, Charles Llewellyn, James P. McLaughlin, Jerry A. Payne, Gary F. Richardson, D. Phil Turnipseed, David Wilsey, Noble R. Wiltshire Jr., Laurel Zaks
Environment in Ecuador:Environment.gif
James D. Cook, John Fisher, Steve Gilchrist, Greg Groppenbacher, Keith Loch, Alan Lovejoy, Eugene Martin, Robert N. Mowbray, Andy Perleberg, Alan Ragins … further results
Other Volunteers who served in Ecuador
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Carol Tumaylle, Todd Mitchell, John C. Abramowicz, James Agett, Caryl Alarcon, John Alexander, Karen Allison, Jack R. Amon, Bryndis Andrade, David J. Andrews, Lewis R Applegate, Ralph Archung, Heather Askey, Philipp Auer, Patty Hubbuch Bailey … further results
Projects in Ecuador
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A Home for the Elderly, Build a Library, Build a Future, Community Sanitation Project, First Aid Workshop, Gender Seminar, Marimba Dance Group Outfits, Milk for Kids, Tourist Eco-Cabin
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[edit] Description of Service

D. Phil Turnipseed and Albert B. Kopf continued work on an 8-year old exotic tree species trials project centered in Cuenca, Ecuador and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Peace Corps and several key host-country agencies. The main project activities involved:

1. researching exotic tree species and seed stock; 2. procuring seed from sources around the world; 3. managing the nursery growth of potted tree seedlings; 4. planting new plots in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar and Morona Santiago; and 5. measuring new exotic species plots and also 8-10 year old tree plots;

The principal objectives of the project were to research, identify, and establish alternative tree species that could be used to help commercially reforest the Andes Mountains of the southern sierra of Ecuador. The two principal commercial tree species grown in Ecuador and the tropical world at that time were pinus radiata and eucalyptus globulus. The project leaders supervised up to 15 man crews in this reforestation project. In addition to researching and initiating new exotic tree species trials, Mr. Kopf and Mr. Turnipseed also worked on the continued research and development of an 8-year old ongoing exotic and native tree species experimental trials project established in various climates from the coastal foothills into the principal Andean sierra to the foothills of the Amazon Basin in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago. During the course of over two years of research, 2 non-refereed administrative reports were published principally for the cooperating and interactive agencies (i.e. USAID, FAO, CARE, Host-country development agencies).

Secondary activities of the project involved accessing funds through grants for community projects such as nurseries, potable water, and bridge construction in the pueblos surrounding the metropolitan Cuenca (Azuay Province )area.

[edit] Lessons Learned

[edit] About D. Phil Turnipseed Today

[edit] Bibliography

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