Warga Desa Pemandang berupaya membenahi tata kelola kawasan hutan desa agar lebih produktif dan menguntungkan, tanpa dirambah. Mereka mulai melibatkan pihak ketiga dalam mengelola hutan desa untuk perkebunan hingga ekowisata.
Currently working as reporter at Tribun Pekanbaru, Syahrul has been actively writing since his college time. He's been involved in several fellowship programmes, while also doing writing and research projects. Syahrul mostly reportes issues on environment, diversity, and several others.