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Professionals of Color in Forestry

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 19

#118 | Nothing is cookie-cutter with NRCS

July 3, 2019 | Christopher Joe

Christopher Joe is a District Conservationist in Macon County Alabama for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and he is a fourth-generation African American landowner who farms and raises cattle on the historic Joe Black’s Angus Farm. Chris’ deep roots in agriculture and professional training make him a uniquely gifted resource to landowners, and he […]

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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 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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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 1

#100 | The most substantial reform of partition law in modern history: Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

February 19, 2019 | Dr. Thomas Mitchell

Professor Thomas W. Mitchell is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. He also is a ground-breaking legal scholar and teacher who has been steadfast for more than 20 years in pursuing his heartfelt passion for helping disadvantaged people secure […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 18

#85 | Fear is a choice

November 7, 2018 | Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper’s Port Wentworth Cellulose Fibers Mill in Georgia. He is responsible for the overall management of wood purchases and deliveries into the mill and wet storage yard, as well as the managing the on-site chip mill. Prior to this, Alex was a Procurement Forester for Weyerhaeuser and a […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#84 | My activism is being accessible and creating safe spaces to have difficult conversations

October 24, 2018 | Jamahl Butler

Currently District Ranger of the Angeles Gateway Ranger District, Nicholas Jamahl Butler has experienced nearly the entire range of natural resource management in his career. In addition to being a land manager, people manager, silviculturalist, communicator and educator, Jamahl’s focus has long been on ecological restoration and conservation. On today’s show, Jamahl dives into the […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 16

#83 | Why can’t I have big dreams like everyone else?

October 17, 2018 | Dr. Stephanie Freeman

Dr. Stephanie Freeman is the GIS Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service. Her professional education includes a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from University of Illinois, an MS in Forestry from NC State University, a Master of Professional Studies, Agriculture and Horticulture from Cornell University, and a PhD in Plant and Soil Science from Alabama A&M. […]

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Season 5 | Professional of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 15

#82 | Sometimes we have to let go of the past so that we can move into the future

October 10, 2018 | Kimpton Cooper

Kimpton Cooper is an accomplished forester and forestry leader, and he currently serves as the District Ranger on the Angelina Sabine Ranger District in East Texas. Kimpton earned his forestry degree by attending Tuskegee University and Mississippi State University and then going on to earn his Masters of Environmental Management at Yale University, with a […]

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