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The Leadership Nature Podcast was founded in 2016 to share the lessons of leadership, communications, teamwork and careers of professionals throughout the forestry and natural resources community. Since then, the podcast has featured over 100 diverse guests in a number of Seasons, Series, and Topics as you will see in the navigation bars. Please enjoy, learn and share with others.

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 11

#110 | We inherited a farm. Now what?

May 8, 2019 | Darryl Shelton

Darryl Shelton is the trustee of the family farm that’s owned by himself and his brother and sisters in Macon County, Alabama. He has a background as a design engineer, but he’s determined to turn his father’s property into a family legacy. Darryl is a self-educated forest land manager, but his journey to get there […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 10

#109 | When a landowner gets a forest management plan, good things start to happen

May 1, 2019 | Chris Brown

Chris Brown is the Community Relations Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Enviva Biomass, and he is a veteran communication professional in the forestry sector. Enviva produces over three million metric tons of wood pellets annually for export, and they are a good example of how forest products companies can support the SFLR community. Prior […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 9

#108 | From an organic standpoint, I’m diversifying the portfolio of my land

April 24, 2019 | Sequoyah Browning

Sequoyah Browning is a scientist, a humanitarian, and a creative forest landowner near Camden, Arkansas. Sequoyah has degrees in both Biology and English, and he takes a proactive approach with his forest land, making unique choices that best suit his needs and interests, all the while generating an income. Find out more about Sequoyah and […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 2

#18 | Your mentors don’t have to look like you

April 18, 2019 | Melody Mobley

Melody Mobley is a pioneer. She was the first black female American to graduate with a degree in Forest Management from the University of Washington. She was also the first black female forester to join the USDA forest service. Now retired, Melody served in the forestry industry for 28 years, and currently serves as a […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 8

#107 | Women landowners are incredibly important in land management

April 17, 2019 | Danielle Atkins

Danielle Atkins is a forestry and wildlife professional who is the Forester for Mcintosh SEED (Sustainable Environment & Economic Development) in Darien, Georgia. In her role, she supports landowners in the SFLR program through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Danielle educates landowners on their land options and provides hands-on assistance with outreach, workshops, […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 7

#106 | To build trust, you first have to admit that the stories are true

April 10, 2019 | Charley "Strikeforce" Williams

Charley “Strikeforce” Williams is a veteran soil conservationist and recent retiree after 44 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He is also a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (formerly Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College) where he earned a BS in Agronomy before joining the NRCS and making such […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 6

#105 | Having learned more now, I think I would have asked more questions back then

March 31, 2019 | Charles R. Lowery, Jr.

Charles R. Lowery, Jr., is an attorney, currently the Director of State Regulatory Relations for Ocwen Financial Corporation, and an Alabama forest landowner who grew up in the city! He is currently engaging in forest management for the first time in his life as an absentee landowner based in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Charles […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 5

#104 | The trust factor takes up 70% of my time – even today

March 27, 2019 | Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey is a consulting forester and a registered professional forester in Mississippi and Alabama who helped with the development and piloting of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR), and he still vigorously supports the program today. After growing up on a cattle ranch and loving the outdoors, Alex graduated from […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 4

#103 | They were losing twice, once on productivity and once on price

March 20, 2019 | Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper in Port Wentworth, Georgia, and his leadership was instrumental to the beginning and growth of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR). Alex’s professional preparation includes a BS in forest resource management from Clemson University and an MBA from Charleston Southern University, and he […]

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 3

#102 | It’s all about relationships when there is a history of abuse

March 13, 2019 | Dr. Jennie Stephens

Dr. Jennie L. Stephens has been the Executive Director of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. At the Center, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial & staff management, and program operations. Dr. Stephens has dedicated more than 25 years in the non-profit industry and is very […]

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