contents february 2020 volume 55 | number 2 | www.parksandrecreation.org k d ti FEATURES 30 Weeding Through the Thorny Debate on Glyphosate Richard J. Dolesh A year or so ago, few people in the field of parks and recreation had ever heard the word " glyphosate, " much less knew that it is the active ingredient in the most widely used non-selective herbicide in the world. Litigation, media attention and growing concerns for human safety have changed all that. In response to these issues, it is predicted that bans will occur that could leave park agencies without acceptable alternatives. How will your agency manage its park landscapes when glyphosate is banned? 6 Parks & Recreation | F E B R U A RY 2 02 0 | W W W. PA R K S A N D R E C R E AT I O N . O R G 34 Leading with Courage Jamie Sabbach Parks and recreation is profoundly impacted by a number of adaptive challenges that have the propensity to negatively affect communities all across the country if silence or inaction continue. Courageous leaders can help navigate these challenges by honoring a set of ethical values that guide them when the pressure is on and by galvanizing others around a common cause. Learn what true leadership is, what types of challenges today's leaders face and how you can exhibit leadership qualities to help facilitate progress.