Pasture wall rebuilt during the 20th century. Mansfield, CT.
There are five types of stakeholders, whose needs need to be met in any management plan.
Most of us belong to two or more categories simultaneously.
- Property Owners. They are most concerned about individual rights. Their mantra is "Mine, Mine, Mine."
- Conservationists. They are most concerned about ensuring that some of the landscape is saved for future generations. Their mantra is "Future, Future, Future."
- Stone-Workers: Architects, Stone Masons, Quarrymen. They are most concerened about the beauty and craft of working with stone in gardens and landscapes. Their mantra is "Beauty, Beauty, Beauty).
- Tourism Industry: Culture tourism is an increasingly big business for state and local economies. The importance of stone walls to local charm and regional beauty cannot be overestimated. Their mantra is "Economy, Economy, Economy."
- Government: This stakeholder exists only to manage tensions between the other stakeholders. Theirs is the most challenging job. Their mantra is "Take it easy, take it easy, take it easy."
Note wall is being built on a foundation from pallets taken from a wall dismantled elsewhere. This should be discouraged, because it's a trade of archaeology for architecture. Bath, Maine.